Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
If kittens during their first 3 mos. of life, do not experience gentle handling, being picked up often, cuddled, groomed, nails clipped, and played with they have missed out on a crucial period of development of socialization skills. Very difficult to overcome this if ever. Also some traits such as nervousness, skittishness are genetic and if they inherited these, it may be impossible to overcome during the life of the cat. This is the unfortunate result of cats born feral that don't receive proper socialization with people, and many do not make good pets. At our local humane societies such cats are adopted out as "barn cats" to farmers.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."