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  1. Well done Michael! That is a lovely video, Gabriel is such a gorgeous boy and it was lovely to see him playing. Do you know his story before he came to you?

    • I am becoming boring 😉 Just like a mum with her new baby…!

      He was a feral cat. Not sure but picked up form the street. Something like that. I’ll get some detail from the good lady, Lucy, who rescued him. His sister is much less wild. She was picked up one week earlier.

      • I think it’s never boring reading about cats and seeing photos and I think it’s lovely we can share your fostering ‘journey’ with you

    • Yes, I think you’re right. I have spent an hour this evening playing with him. A long time. I got him to play with string on my legs so he could smell me. He did – a lot. Time for bed, for me. Long day.

  2. Play gives them an opportunity to come closer, but still maintain what they consider to be a safe distance until they build up more confidence.

    It’s early days yet, but it you take it steady he’ll soon learn to trust.

    • Thanks Michele. You are right because I can see he is still very cautious. I played with string and dragged the string over my legs so he ended up playing with string on my legs and smelling me. I think it helped to get him used to me. I have given him 2 hours of play today. At least. It all helps.

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