Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I don't know how long he was at the farm. They seized a large number of animals (goats, horses, sheep, dogs, cats and some chickens I think). The shelter presumed he was born there, but we don't know if he was a 'pet' or a feral. He had good house manners (no scratching furniture, no spraying or marking etc) and decent people manners (he is quite the snuggler).
I do keep his claws trimmed and he's been ok about letting me do it (I have to get him while he's sleeping, otherwise its a hassle).
I am sure it will happen over time, but I just don't have that much of it! I can't leave those poor kittens separated for much longer.
That's a really great thought about his littermates being gone before he could learn this. Will having other cats (and us) around teach him at his age (the ripe old age of 5! ha!)?? I just hope I'm not doomed to worry every time we leave them...