Never give up on a cat...
Just now, after 2 full years of feeding and pampering and lavishing attention, day in, day out, rain or shine, my black stray came up to me and rubbed his side on my legs, then stayed with his tail wrapped around my leg for a minute. Just like that, so naturally and peacefully, as if he'd always done it.
He was so much the opposite of that, that I had never even dreamed of such a possibility, let alone hoped for it or expected it. I'm still amazed.
For over a year he'd only walk around the perimeter of the area of the feeding station, never coming anywhere near me. Then he trained himself to come near me when I had very yummy food for him. Which led to him always being near me, even following me around lately.
Which proves once more what I always say: cats have an immense capacity for positive change, if allowed the amount of time they each need and given the amount of positive attention they each require to start trusting.
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.