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A month after adoption he still maintains his distance but is insanely curious about everything we do

A month after adoption he still maintains his distance but is insanely curious about everything we do

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jacqr3bbit
jacqr3bbit
5 months ago

Give him time. Git a rescue kitten who I couldn’t get near or pet. Took a few years, and baby steps, but she’s a suck now

littlebirdie91
littlebirdie91
5 months ago

Storm was brought in from a TNR when he was five months old. When he first arrived at the cat cafe, he was so scared and angry that we would lose him and then find him hiding under a bed, hissing and spitting. He came out of his shell bit by bit and once he realized that people mean treats and food, he emerged for lots of playtime and allowed us to toss him treats. He is at the point now where if you’re very still and outwait his stubborn butt, he will eat treats out of your hand and gently but firmly swat your hand away when you try to pet him.

My only real goal now with his socializing is to get him to the point where he will let us grab him for nail trims, but the vet did that yesterday so we have time! He sleeps on our feet at night, but it’s a secret.

AlephBethGimel
AlephBethGimel
5 months ago

He is very handsome!

Grem_mlem
Grem_mlem
5 months ago

He looks like he has a side-quest for you. So shiny!!

Dirrin703
Dirrin703
5 months ago

I say this a lot, but black cats are some of the smartest out there. When a black cat loves you, you know you deserve that love, even if it takes some time for them to show it.

Your handsome man is probably very happy to have a good home.

abraabraka
abraabraka
5 months ago

He has magically mesmerizing eyes

billhaders
billhaders
5 months ago

he’a so black that he’s blue, gorgeous!!

fakefrenchbitch
fakefrenchbitch
5 months ago

He is such a bewitching young lass

k8good
k8good
5 months ago

That’s like our Black cat we got from a shelter 🙂 have had him about month now as well. He’s definitely more affectionate but maintains his independence which isn’t a bad thing.

3ranth3
3ranth3
5 months ago

he’ll come around. i caught a feral kitten and now he’s tamer than any cat i’ve ever had. likes to give me headbutts when i’m lying in bed.

LifeisaCatbox
LifeisaCatbox
5 months ago

I adopted a cat from my cat’s former vet tech after she died and this cat wouldn’t let me pet her, wouldn’t really come near me. There was an exception to that though, I would wake up to her staring at me while she was on my night stand. About 3 weeks later I had to go to my parents for a 2 weeks (I lived in Houston and they in the DFW area). I had to take her with me and had no idea how I was going to get her in the crate. I was basically trying to corner her, but not in aggressive way if that makes since. After about 30 mins she got under my desk that was pushed against the wall, I got on my belly and slowly inched to her. Finally I was able to grab her, but instead of trying to drag her out I just started petting her. We did that for about an hour before I was able to crate her. It was like she just surrendered herself to me, she wanted to be loved on, but was scared. I hated having to crate her for the 3 hour drive, but I would stick my fingers in there so she could smell them and rub against them. When I got to my parents I took her to my room and cuddled in there with her for about an hour before opening the door and leaving the room. She’s the sweetest cat and I’m so happy that I adopted her. [Here she is. ](https://imgur.com/a/mfWphkJ)

dormantfractures
dormantfractures
5 months ago

/r/KittyTailWrap

Mortheous_Darkmere
Mortheous_Darkmere
5 months ago

The overlord void is monitoring their new hoomans
👀

Saraho94
Saraho94
5 months ago

Thanks for adopting him! So many people make adopting pets about “them” and if the pet doesn’t show extreme affection, they return them to the shelter, because “he doesn’t seem to like us”. I’ve seen this happen and it pisses me off

Mattczw
Mattczw
5 months ago

You should try letting him smell anything you have in your hand when he’s near. Cats connect better with smell.

Quart55
Quart55
5 months ago

Black kitties are literally EVERYTHING!!!!

Vaswolfenkrone
Vaswolfenkrone
5 months ago

My adopted cat luna was like that for a few days, till I started mixing her morning meal with some wet food, and increasingly warmed up fast and now a loving and affectionate feline.

anirdb
anirdb
5 months ago

Well, he really looks like Bastet, the ancient Egyptian cat-god!

nodccat
nodccat
5 months ago

He’s charming! 💕

acid_eye_gunk
acid_eye_gunk
5 months ago

Hes social distancing ! Such a concious ket !

caringtoshares
caringtoshares
5 months ago

My little guy was the same way. He’s now 11yo and cuddles up to me most nights.

GrimmandLily
GrimmandLily
5 months ago

He’s beautiful.

passionfate
passionfate
5 months ago

(Mentally) Pet him!

antney0615
antney0615
5 months ago

#Gorgeous!

mb349
mb349
5 months ago

He’s beautiful! How long did it take him to feel comfortable getting close to you? Mine still doesn’t approach us and runs away/hides if we get close.

aproberts
aproberts
5 months ago

Don’t worry too much. My youngest cat (8) took a few months to get use to me and several years to feel comfortable with my husband.

snappyknappy
snappyknappy
5 months ago

Beautiful face

User2277
User2277
5 months ago

Absolutely lovely ❤️

Ataemonus
Ataemonus
5 months ago

Also insanely beautiful.

SigurdZS
SigurdZS
5 months ago

Good catte is just diligently practicing social distancing. He knows everyone has to do their part! 🙂

alopez1592
alopez1592
5 months ago

He’s so beautiful. A prim and proper gent.

yummy_gummies
yummy_gummies
5 months ago

A month is a short time really.

Have you watched My cat from hell, or looked at any of Jackson galaxies recommendations? Does he like to hide up high or low? “Bush or tree” per Jackson.

There may be some little things you could do, to make him feel more safe in your main living area.

Like a “hidey” mostly enclosed cat bed. Or some cat shelves; so he can get up high, maybe with a bed platform up top? I’d make it big enough to put standard size cat bed, So you can flip it in and out of there and wash/vacuum it.

I bet there’s a DIY video on YouTube on how to make them.

Dang! Now I want to build some cat shelves! I’ve got three of the boogers, too black and one gray.

fomaaaaa
fomaaaaa
5 months ago

He’s social distancing. Responsible cat. Good boy.

fudgicle2018
fudgicle2018
5 months ago

the curiosity is a good sign. at least he’s not hiding all the time. he’s a gorgeous boy.

CandlelitHair
CandlelitHair
5 months ago

He’s so handsome! I’m sure he’ll keep coming around. <3

presh88
presh88
5 months ago

Took mine a month to get from under the couch. Would only come out at night to eat and do his business. Took a long time of him sitting near me, then next to me, and now he’s on me and bugging me 24/7 for pets 😑

I love him but he’s sooooooooooooo annoying 😬

OnyxWarden
OnyxWarden
5 months ago

That cat is gonna be a snuggle machine one day, I can tell.

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