This is from Dee, a regular PoC visitor, written up by me. Dee emailed me the video below. It teaches us what can be achieved with a feral cat if we play our cards right.
Dee says the following about this short video:
The video that I am sharing is of my daughter, Sarah, and her loving interaction with my little Dusty. Dusty’s behavior is typical of all of my inside cats except the semi-ferals.
Dusty was a very feral kit that I took out of the woods and domesticated at about 6-weeks-of-age He’s, now, the most loving kit there is. And, so are all of my indoor domesticated ones.
My point is to show that cats will demonstrate a loving nature and learn how to show it from us. It’s not about assigning them human emotions so much as giving them a venue to express theirs. Cats are very demonstrative when it comes to their feelings.
Perhaps they learn how to express them in a way that we can understand. They’re watchful and they learn our behaviors. After all, they are smarter than we are and don’t have the barriers, like political correctness, to hinder them. They see how we demonstrate love, in particular.
If any cat hasn’t learned how to demonstrate their love for us like this, we need to shut off the computer, put away the “babysitting” toys, and teach them our body language. Anything other means that they are “just a cat” to us.