Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
This is day 4 of the Wiley transformation and I am happy to report that things are going well. He does not cringe so much at my touch and loves to be snuggled. I will position him in my arms and he will pretty much just lay there and let me pet him. I think I caught him purring yesterday.
This morning he was sleeping in his hammock instead of cowering in the corner of his cage like he usually does. There is no inclination to play at all. He is still much too feral for that. He is just basically now getting out of the "fight or flight" mode. Play will come when he is sure I'm not an ax murderer. On a very positive note, he mews at any other cat that will come into the room. I've let Polly and Jack in and he will make little "hey! I'm here, pay attention to me, I'm one of you" type of guttural mews. They basically ignore him, but he is cat friendly so that is good.
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"