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Sarah and Dusty – a feral cat becomes the most loving — 3 Comments

  1. That’s wonderful, Michael.
    I am with my Maine Coons most of the day too.
    They know where I am when at home; even when they are feigning disinterest. This is funny to observe.I have a bond with all four of my Beautiful Maine Coons.

  2. I think there is a lot of pleasure in getting close to a cat who was at one time feral.

    My Gabriel was semi-feral and now we are like brothers or mother and son…just very close. We understand each other and talk to each other.

    It was great to see him learn to trust me. I am his whole life and I feel that responsibility.

    I am with him for many hours each day.

  3. I’ve had a few cats in my lifetime, and have tamed a couple of ferals, though not all were equally affectionate.

    Mitzy, the cat I have now, lived on the streets for almost 2 years, and was very timid and scared, but always came into my garage at feeding time.

    Although she trusted me more than anyone, it still took awhile for her to be o.k. with other people.

    It’s been wonderful to see her progress in this area. Now, even when strangers come into the house, she doesn’t run to another room.

    There was a man who rented a room here, that she didn’t like. He said he was a cat lover, but he never talked to or petted her. She avoided him.

    It turns out that he was a predator type manipulator. It seems that she knew something that the rest of us would only find out later.

    Whenever she wants to be affectionate, I stop what I’m doing and give her some loving. Sometimes she will flop down on her back, and stretch out while I’m walking by. This is showing ultimate trust, and I always reward this behavior with a tummy rub, which she enjoys.

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