Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scotty Day 3

Scotty is doing great. He still has a long way to go, but he is really coming around. He even looks happier. His eyes are completely open instead of squinted in fear.

I spend a few hours a day in the bathroom with him. Here I am sitting on the floor studying and minding my business. I put my foot next to him to see how he would do and he is not fearful at all of feet! He actually wrappped his paws around my foot and snuggled up for a little cat nap. Here he is stretching when he woke.
He still hisses at me when I walk in the door, and hisses, jumps and growls when I reach for him. But it's just for a moment, once he sniffs my hand or I get my hands around him and pick him up he stops. He is still a little stiff on my lap, but he is getting more mushy by the day.
Here he is on my lap. You will notice if I put out my hand he will move toward it and rub his head on it. This makes me so happy, seeing him seek out affection!
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And he is such a playful little kitten!
He really loves his toys and he clearly had a good time with the toilet paper!
Sweet dreams little guy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My new foster Scotty

Scotty was rescued from the euthanasia list at the NYC shelter, ACC. The lovely woman who rescued him needed a little help as Scotty is a very scared kitty, and needs some socialization. Here he is shortly after he moved into my bathroom.
I made him a nice, soft, snuggly bed with a snuggle safe warming disc, but he decided to hide behind the sink on the cold floor where he felt more safe. I was able to get some blankets around him, and eventually cover him up with one.
So that's how he stayed for his first night with me.
He cried a little around 3 am, so I went in and brought him a heating pad (thanks Kim). Not a peep out of him, other than the noise of his toys, for the rest of the night.

He plays a lot in there when he is alone, I can hear all his toys. When I come in, and he is not in his safe little corner, he runs and hides behind the toilet and gets VERY upset!

While he was "distracted," behind the toilet, I blocked off the area behind the sink's pedestal so he would have to interact a little more. Next step is to block off the area behind the toilet!
So now we start begin socialization, which means feeding him while I am in the room.
I started off bribing him with some baby food, AKA kitty crack.

I put a little of the baby food on top of his wet food and he came right out to eat. He is a good eater! I was pretty close to him and he did great.
Once he had a full belly, I petted him until he fell asleep.
He purrs like crazy and has the cutest pigeon coo!
Cross your paws for Scotty:)
He could use some happy kitty thoughts!