Well, over the last week, we have noticed a few things.
We have a routine at night. Feed and clean up after the kittens and play with them for a few minutes. Clean and feed everyone else here (no idea why those kittens get to go first). Then mom does a few things around the house, gets ready for bed and reads in bed for a little bit. Most of us pick a spot on the bed with her and lounge around.
A few days ago, Junior jumped up and looked at mom. He then got back down but didn't run like he normally does.
Last night was huge - mom says it was all she could do not to giggle. Mo, Maestro, Tim and Tom were up on the bed. Tommy was snuggled in next to mom's feet. Mom felt someone jump up on the bed and saw the top of an orange tail over the top of her book....ooooo Junior. She held VERY still..... Junior walked over to Tommy and got love kisses on the head. And then....Junior laid down next to Tommy. And stayed on the bed for almost 5 minutes. Mom didn't move but kept glacing under the edge of the book to see what was going on. Something in the hall caught Junior's attention (no, it wasn't Spud) and he stretched and walked away.
HOLY MOLY!!!!! Wonders never cease......
That is HUGE mommy said, and She and I both hope that he continues to relent and accept the love that is offered. I was so glad to have my mom's lovins..and he will be too one day.ReplyDelete
WOW What a surprise!!ReplyDelete
That's a HUGE step in the right direction! So so happy for you. :)ReplyDelete
That is wonderful news - we hope we will gradually creep closer and closer to you.ReplyDelete
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
doesn't that just make your soul sing?? So happy for you.ReplyDelete
How fantastic! Maybe he just doesn't want to give up the image that he doesn't like the human. With my ferals, I've noticed that some learn to trust quicker than others. We've had Rose now for several years and she doesn't let us get near her. I hope that in another two years Junior will be napping in your lap!!ReplyDelete
You just never know what’s going through a cat’s mind! Why now? Amazing. Smiles here xxReplyDelete
That is totally huge! We always wonder what exactly makes a kitteh just up and change its mind one day. In any case ... way to go, Junior! :)ReplyDelete
That is REALLY cool! Way to go, Junior!ReplyDelete
Paws up for Junior! Some kitties just have their own time schedule.ReplyDelete
Maybe it's finally dawned on Junior that being loved by Mom isn't such a bad thing after all. Baby steps always lead to good things.ReplyDelete
Scouty here: Junior, do not allow yourself to be domesticated, it only leads to the STEWPOT! I have managed to resist for five years, so far, although the real live dead shrimps are sooo tasty...I may cave at some point.ReplyDelete
Wowwee!! Major breakthrough! Hope he tries again and again and stays longer each time!!ReplyDelete
Definitely a night to remember! Oh wow, you must have been beyond happy:)ReplyDelete
Great news for Junior!ReplyDelete
Sometimes it just takes a bit for them to come around...ReplyDelete
Way to go Junior, you'll learn someday that your Mom is okay to hang out with (plus she'll give cool scritches and rubs too!)ReplyDelete
Sasha, Sami, & Saku (Mom Eileen)
One of my kitty sisters doesn't like our parents either and they have had her since she was a kitten. They have to use a towel to catch her to just trim her nails. Silly cats some times. :)ReplyDelete
Wowwie! Zowwie! That is just too cool! Me KNOWS he will soon has a permanent place on the bed!ReplyDelete
Junior! Way ta go! Snugglies on the bed are the BESTEST!ReplyDelete
Junior maybe figured out Mom isn't all that bad. Took him long enough.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful moment. I know how it feels here. Even if it isn't repeated every night, it's a start. That must have given everyone a very good night.ReplyDelete