September 20th, 2007

found on the interwebs

how to tame a feral cat:

1) Talk to the cat. Use a calming, soothing tone and talk softly to it.

2) Come into the cat's area when you feed it. Don't try to get too close. Let the cat come to you.

3) Once the cat feels comfortable around you, you can move around the enclosure to clean it. Don't make any sudden moves, or the whole thing is off. Eventually, the cat will look forward to your visits, and you can increase their frequency. Don't make them longer for now.

4) You can begin to pet the cat, carefully at first, when the cat comes to you as you are caring for it's physical needs. A scratch behind the ears or on top of the head or base of the tail is all. Don't push the cat, let the cat lead. You can also play with the cat now, using an interacive wand-type toy. This promotes bonding and lets the cat show off for you.

5) After about two weeks of this, you should be pretty close to a tamed cat.

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yackersmaren had to put her cat, Calamity, to sleep today after 15 noble years. Karen's one of the most caring animal rescuers I've ever met. While nothing is ever going to fill Calamity's place in her heart, the place in her house will go to an animal in great need, I'm sure.

Sympathies from Roswell. Spay and neuter your pets people.

I'm going to make a donation to City Kitties in Calamity's name. If you can't do that, you can be kind to an animal today, one that looks up at you with hope in her eyes.

ego reaction

the small one looks not so good. but click on it to get a medium resolution one which looks pretty good.

They are, of course, Ego Likeness

i'm so goth i'm listening to natalie imbruglia.
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