It's gone by so fast. This last year has flown by.......zoom!!
And I'll let you know how it goes as far as touching him . But in the next few days, I am going to push him a little. Not much but just a little. I have been very patient with him due to his extreme fear of humans but I feel this is the time for him. He has come so far with us.... We take his presence for granted now. He is always around us... He never sleeps outside.
I did tell you a couple months ago, my husband picked him up and carried him in the house didn't I?. Jimmy didn't like it but he did not fight or scratch him either or try to get away. Hubby needed all the cats inside the house so he could do some stuff in the enclosure and I guess Jimmy knew Juan meant business so he cooperated... He let him pick him up. He sat in the corner and Juan had his gloves on [just in case] but Jimmy didn't scratch or bite.
hehe....... Jimmy trusts us but there is still so much he doesn't know and hasn't experienced yet. He has crossed the line as far as knowing this is HIS HOUSE and being a house cat is the way to go... He knows he enjoys the house and he knows he hates bad weather and would rather be inside. I was so worried he would not come in doors when he discovered the enclosure but out of Felix, Festus and Jimmy, .......Jimmy was the first to come in side on his own and he did it the first time it rained while we lived here.
He just hates he has to share his house with humans!
One more funny thing about Jimmy. You know I was saying earlier, Jimmy did not scratch Juan or bite him when he picked him up??? Well, he has scratched Juan in the past. But not intentional. And several times... At least 4-5 times. When Jimmy was still so afraid, Juan seemed to always pick an area of the house to do stuff where Jimmy was. He wouldn't realize Jimmy was hiding and so several times Jimmy ran across Juan's bare feet scurrying to get away from the "Big Man".... so several times I have put antibiotic ointment on poor Juan's feet where Jimmy has scratched him..hehehehee
Isn't that funny?..........oh lordy......
Juan is funny. When we were moving, I was at this place working while he was at the old place working. When I got home [where we used to live] Juan came running out of the empty house and said.. "Honey I got some bad news"....... Jimmy is under the house..."
I said "what? How did he get there"....... He thought he might have went through a wall or something...
You see, he was packing and moving furniture out while I was getting the new place ready. All the cats......except Jimmy were in a bedroom together. He searched the house and couldn't find Jimmy but he saw a cat under the house and thought it was Jimmy. It was actually Felix who looks like Jimmy........hehe. Hubby was freaked out. I went in the empty house and Jimmy was under the kitchen sink in his hiding spot. He loves lower cabinets. He knew how to get behind the drawers in that house.
And one other thing Elaine. Since we have moved, Jimmy has felt no need to cling to his old crate. I have always kept it within his reach for security but he has finally given it up....
He lived in that crate for months, at least 4-5, after we got him. In his closet cave.. wow.........he is a different kitty now. I'm so proud of Jimmy..