He is a beautiful cat!!!!
I agree! I've always loved orange kitties.
Ive really enjoyed reading your posts also. Ohhhh my, another orange kitty. They are special.
Glad you're enjoy my updates! Thank you for the advice too, I believe they did give him some sort of shot like that, but it's definitely important they get one to prevent infections. I don't know the details, but the vet tech mentioned a 2 week supply of antibiotics in his system.
But yes, he's all healed up now.
you named him! he's so cute. i was going to say get a da bird because they're pretty hard to break but it doesn't sound like he's ready for any toys like that. maybe throw some of those jingle balls in there. i don't think they can be eaten, and he might like having something to play with.
i won't even pretend to understand any of his behavior because i pretty much don't understand why cats act the way they do. i mean, anything overt you would be able to figure out by yourself probably.
it will just take some time for him to be a "nice" kitty and not bite or growl, but he might not ever like anyone but you.
Yes I did name him Jasper. As a friend jokes "don't name him Orangey..." ... I had to prevent that ASAP.
We do have some toys in there for him, I got two a few days after he was first trapped in the garage, he took to them immediately, there was a jingle ball and a little mouse (that he has carted off somewhere I can't find) and eventually followed by a catnip pillow and a larger realistic looking hamster type toy with a bell inside it. Every now and then I walk in there and realise the toys have moved around. I couldn't find the jingle ball for a few weeks but then one day I saw him peering under something and I went to check it out, and there it was... so I got it back for him.
Regarding him only being nice to me, last night proved that wrong! Very happy about that!
I wasn't home so got my father to feed him, and when I came home was exhausted and asked him to pick up his dish as well as I was heading to bed, so about 10 minutes later my father came upstairs all excited, telling me he'd been sitting in the chair with the blue blanket I use on his lap and the cat and came over to him and put his paws on him - stretching - and then jumped up.
That's the way he first approached me about jumping on my lap as well (now he just flies up on my lap without any inhibitions). So my dad had been scratching him for several minutes, he wasn't being gentle in petting him either, he was giving him a really good scratching all over. He wasn't wearing gloves either, something he was a little worried about, but the cat didn't bite him. My dad was so pleased, saying "he likes me!"... it's awesome having an animal-loving family.