|Jenn, I really think you're on to something with Jimmy's behavior and mannerisms. He's just gotten so used to reacting to situations in certain way that it's automatic. He's obviously comfortable around you and Juan after all this time and feels safe. It's also obvious from your posts that he's adjusted well to the life of house cat. You've done an amazing job with taking things at his pace. Given my experience with Jimmy when he was in foster care, I'd think you'd be fine trying to touch him. I managed to get in a few little pets here and there on his back and, while it sometimes earned me a swat, it mostly just seemed to surprise him and he wasn't quite sure how to take it.
I think he's ready for that step and I totally trust your judgement regarding what that might be.
Thank you Elly.......that means a lot to me......
I'm fixing to give him a little push... I better bake a little chicken. I'll bribe him for a pet. If you'll notice in the pic I posted of him under the ramp, there is a saucer there. That is Jimmy's for his snacks....hehe And on occassion he eats a little canned cat food.. they all do.
|Warm and safe vibes coming your way Jenn.
And thank you too Xo.... It is pretty cold here. We work in Berryville Ar and it was not too bad there today but on the way home, we go north 33 miles. It rained all the way hard. We hit Shell Knob in Missouri and just north of there it was as though we crossed a line. The rain turned to ice in an instant. The trees were absolutely white with ice. The power lines had iches of ice hanging off them. I crept home.
And as soon as we turned on our road, the ice stopped. The rain stopped and we drove on in. Right now it is not raining. I was looking out the back door here at home when it was daylight and the mountain out back is white but the trees in our backyard are green still..
It is like the storm [so far] has went around our little house. Our power is still on [obviously] and so far no damage at our house. We are snug as we can be...
I dread going to work. We drive straight downhill for 10 miles when we initially leave. It is remote and in the forest. I just pray that nothing happens to our electricity in the next 48 hrs. Only time will tell. We have been lucky so far.
Our 4-wheel drive went out two days ago. We had it serviced and on the way home the transmission started slipping ane it you went over 15 mph it went back into nutral. So this morning when we got off work, husband bought a little chevy 4x4 s10. He put 80 lbs of rock and concrete in the back and that's what we are driving to work tonight. The neon we normally drive has studded tires in the front but it is not 4 wheel drive.
We drive 33 miles to work and it normally takes us approx 50-60 minutes with normal road conditions driving more or less 45mph. We usually leave at 10:45 pm to get there 25-30 minutes early. We are driving the 4x4 and leaving approx 2.5 hrs early tonight so we can creep...
It's gonna be a long night... In case of a situation where we get stuck or something we are leaving "lots" of animal food and animal water in the house for the cats and dogs. We have them all in... We only leave the big dogs out at night if it is at least 40 degrees with no rain. They have a great dog house also stuffed with hay that is large enough for both of them to snuggle. Muffin, the little girl. will never stay outside at night. She uses the cat door to poopie at night. She sits out there with them.. It is too cute.
I'll let you know how it all goes in the morning pending we don't get stuck anywhere. I'll think we'll be fine..
Jenn and the gang