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Wylie my scaredy cat foster baby

Little Wylie is about 5 months old and has been with me for almost 3 weeks now. He was feral through and through - the curl up in a ball, tail between the legs, scaredy cat kind of feral, not the hissing, biting snarling type. The shelter deemed him salvageable. His first couple weeks with me he was kept in a large dog kennel and handled frequently. He was terrified of me.

When I took in the pregnant fosters mommas he lost his kennel but had the rest of the room to himself. He runs and hides every time I open the door to come in. Ever so slowly he has been more and more relaxed and now we are to the point of him enjoying cuddle time (I always have to fish him out from under the dresser in the foster room). Today was a break through day! I entered the room and he was sitting on my chair and didn't run and hide. Ever so slowly I scratched his head and went about my business of feeding the mommas and cleaning litter boxes. What a GREAT day for Wylie!!
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Ooh that's wonderful. It IS a good day. Go Wylie!
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Amazing.....difficult at 5 mos., but not impossible.......patience and persistence are the key. Congratulations! to you and Wylie

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Way to go Marcia!up:up:

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That is awesome! He is so cute!
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Uncle Wylie is happy to snooze on my lap the past couple days! Now that we have babies in the room, he seems more relaxed. He is a sweet, tender boy but oh so skittish!

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Marcia,
Wylie could be my PrettyGirl's brother!
PrettyGirl was formally Midnight the Shack Cat!
I knew Wylie would come around with you!up:up:

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