they like to be UP on the Kitty Kasa in the foster room
Marzen is pretty sure there is some cat UP there
and on the other side of the door
poor Peroni - everything is UP when you are tiny
Goldfish likes to be up on the cabinet
Goldfish is a whole other matter. As mom told the head of the rescue, Goldfish isn't getting better, she is just getting older. Mom can pet her maybe twice WHILE she is eating and then no more. If she isn't eating, there is no touching. Mom says we need another house feral (Junior) like we need a hole in our heads. The plan for now is to catch Goldfish one morning (haha), put her in the live trap, get her spayed and microchipped and ear tipped (just in case) and then the head of the rescue is going to take her. Miss M lives further out and away from traffic in case Goldfish gets out of her house. Goldfish has been attempting to get out of the foster room and that makes mom nervous enough. Honestly, we had better hopes for her and feel bad that her options are limited now that she has been living in a house for so long. But if she can't adjust to people, she isn't adoptable. Mom feels like she has failed, though if there is blame to go around it is the person that never got the momma cat spayed.
Don't feel bad. I have a feral cat here in the house that I cannot touch unless she is eating. But she is very happy here. I also have a cat that is feral that is so cute but how do you find a cat a home that is feral. Anyway, good luck with Goldfish.ReplyDelete
Certainly no blame for you!! Even if you were unsuccessful in your eyes, you've done your best and can't be asked for more than that! Some of them just won't have it. Or need a different person. Thanks to you and the rescue her future will be safe no matter what.ReplyDelete
I empathize with your feelings about Goldfish. Please consider cutting yourself some slack; you've played with the cards you were dealt. Goes to show, you cannot make a cat no anything that it doesn't want to do!ReplyDelete
guyz.......WHOA....hold de mayo, onionz, fone N cable bill.....bye NOE stretch iz yur ...ore haz yur mom ...failed....... sum catz will just never get used ta livin large N in charge N inn side....yur mom haza PLAN.....& thatz whatz called; her carez....tell her ta go bak N reed that post bout how manee kittenz N catz her haz fostered N how manee times herz transported ~~~~~~~~~~ yea ~~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥♥ReplyDelete
That is sad that Goldfish just won't be friendly. :-( There's a small percentage of cats that just stay feral, and it's not your fault.ReplyDelete
Please do not feel bad at all. You are doing a wonderful job. Maybe it's going to take much more time then you think. We hope at Miss M's house something will change Goldfish and they won't feel like they have to run away. Thanks for sharing the lovely kitty photos. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
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Oh Goldfish! We wish you would learn to trust a little more. Maybe living with Miss M will help.ReplyDelete
We're sad to see that Goldfish didn't come around. Ashton was a multi-year project, and she wasn't quite as feral as Goldfish. Don't feel like you failed. You succeeded in getting her healthy and ready for the next stage of her life with Miss M.ReplyDelete
Oh, Goldfish, why don’t you like hoomans? Sorry she didn’t warm up, but don’t blame yourself. You’re right with who should be blamed.ReplyDelete
It's not your fault, Jeanne, so don't blame yourself. Thank you for trying with Goldfish. Maybe Miss M will help!ReplyDelete
Yeah, da person who didn't spay is to blame there.ReplyDelete
Don't feel bad ; you did the best for Goldfish, but there are a few kitties that will remain feral despite all your efforts. PurrsReplyDelete
Oh, poor Goldfish. Definite hisses to the people who did not get her mama spayed. Thank you for giving her love and care!ReplyDelete
In my experience, a good spay does wonders for many cats' cattitude!ReplyDelete
My Hamlet loves to be petted when he's ready for it, and often he asks for it, and he even sometimes stays in the room when people visit, but he's been with me three years. His sister Ophelia was a little more socialized and was adopted, but it took a year of calming collars and a very slow introduction to everything and two other cats, but now she's fine. It took her adoption for me to be able to have a relationship with him, and that was after 18 months here. He had a few interested adopters, but they didn't feel they were skilled enough to work with him. I've been working with calming pheromones and flower essences with him and he's making progress. He doesn't know I have a few more ideas for him, but of course, he's staying here--he is socialized enough to stay in a home, but that has not been so of others.
In my rescue we have kept cats indoors, trying to socialize, for months. We'll usually keep them if they are okay with their foster family, but if really have a hard time living with people we feel a life that's filled with a fair amount of fear isn't a good life. I've taken a dozen to a friend's farm where they are relocated with crates in her basement and released into her house, but permitted outdoors and can choose their life, either indoors, in or out, or entirely outdoors. In time, several have settled indoors, and several come indoors for winter, others have moved to other homes in the neighborhood; it's a group of small farms in a rural area. It's what's best for the cat. Good luck.