posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by rimjaja
I picked up my cat on a farm. The kittens were all feral, and the one I picked was also a little tortie. This little critter hissed at me for a long
time after I took it home, and would hide under my bedside table whenever I entered the room. I honestly don't remember how long it took, but one
night I awoke to her on my chest licking my nose to get me to feed her. Since then she sleeps next to me every night.
What I'm saying is that cats, being the intelligent creatures they are, are naturally wary of new situations, like your children would probably be if
they were suddenly adopted by a new family.
The cat I adopted is now 13 years old, a super cuddler and very talkative. She is friendly with everyone. They will warm up. Just keep the scary
situations like loud noises and crowds to a minimum. Be the food provider and shelter giver, and eventually you will become one of their family
members. I kept my cat in just my room for the first few weeks until she started feeling comfortable, then I let her out to roam around our whole
Try some of these methods in the links here:
WHATEVER you do, don't give up on these little guys!! It's truly sad how many kittens wind up at shelters or being put down because there is a
misconception that timid cats can't overcome their fears.
Also try watching "My Cat From Hell" on National Geographic. They give great tips on understanding the psychological difference between cats and
dogs. Trust me, they are different, but no pet is better than another. If you love them, and you both have a mutual relationship, then there is
nothing but positive experiences to be had.
Cats ARE intelligent, and loving. People who disagree have probably had bad cat experiences. I fear for the individuals who justify violence towards
animals simply because they "don't like them". Nothing but bad vibes and cruel people behind those eyes.
Hatred and harm to the defenseless is the ultimate evil, so watch out for those people out there too!! You're the protector of these kittens now