The feral cats are known to be stray cats. In literal terms, if we speak, they aren’t necessarily trained for their sophisticated and conserved nature. Feral cats can be tough to keep as a pet for some people while for others, it can be an easy one too because of all the passion and determination they have within themselves to be able to be so generous to give so much and get barely anything in return other than; five minutes worth of love, leg scratches and a lot of collateral damage done.
But at the end of the day, we cannot blame Feral cats for it, because they have struggled a lot outside of the 4 walls. With all that comes the attachment issues that are quite reasonable because they were astray at some point. It’s sad to see how they put up their defenses to deal with the outside world, and have to unlearn them all once they are cared for.
According to 5Toner, “She was hanging out by a hot dog cart, not yet mature, not really a kitten. I’m guessing she was 6 months? Definitely feral..”.
Isn’t the cat just adorable?
The cat seems like she isn’t used to such a loving home, so the poor kitty seems to be scared about whether the owner will take care of her or not.
The owner was determined to make sure that the cat feels at home. Cozy enough?
The better the quality of food, the better the growth of animals because the only nutritions they get are from the food they get from their owners.
“Peppers’ diet changed from hot dogs to grain (and sawdust) free. Within a couple of weeks, she had a gorgeous coat and no more Grey hairs. I urge all pet owners to find and pay more for good food, they need it. I don’t know why but the pumpkin flavour is her favourite, she might just be a white cat undercover?”
She must have faced a lot of attachment issues from her peers and those around her so she is very hesitant when it comes to interaction. Only her Human is the right one to interact with. The cat feels all the love the owner gives her without her pushing the owner away. Just some bribing and some disasters done, the cat would become a hommie real quick. Some cats take their time to settle in with those who they live with, though it took time and a lot of effort and pain to get her to like and trust her owner, eventually she gave in too and accepted her new bestie.
“Chubby is a new look for her, something happened last year and now she’s scared to go outside. I’m ok with that tho, I worry.”
She seems to be just lost in her own thoughts.
Just some nurturance can turn cats into just pristine creatures. Look at that beauty.
“It’s so hard to get a good picture but in reality, bright sunlight you can see her undercoat is red with black(er?) Stripes. In any other light, she’s this silky void that lurks just out of reach.”
The broken baby kitten wants to go back to her baby days.
Cats try to act all playful, with all the trauma of being a feral, she can not really completely, go back to those good days all at once. It takes time for her to actually feel at home, in a safe space.
According to the owner, “Reluctant snuggling is all I get. I’m allergic to her so our relationship works pretty good tbh. It took me 1.5 hrs and a can of tuna to catch her in my jacket (in the parking lot) She tore it to shreds then shit some nasty black tar all over it. I was ok with that knowing what the Russian lady running the hot dog cart wanted to do to her. Nobody wanted her and the vet wanted $120 to put her down. I took her home instead, with shots and the vets’ recommendations. 3 days and $$ of damage later I managed to catch her again, I washed her as best as I could and wrapped her tight in a towel. We had a little chat and I thought we were on the same page but a couple of days later she hissed at me. We had a very different chat right then (neither of us was injured) and came to a true understanding. She matured a couple of months later and I had her chipped and spayed. I refused to have her declawed cuz that’s basically cutting off fingers at the first knuckle, way too cruel for my liking.”
The owner is kind enough to give the kitty the space she needs rather than smooching her all over.
The paw prints on snow can be cute, but wait till you get scratched all over and time to stick a billion band-aids on.
After all, we all just wanna dress up and feel ourselves, with the right Halloween costume.
Cats crave the attention of their human after a long absence from home.
Wait till I find some snacks then she gets blinded by everything else around her.
Giving off the cut, tiny paws can be rather deadly when you get scratched.
The cat is good with her observations as they are reluctant to keep themselves entertained, they do surely keep us humans entertained.
Picasso must be pretty impressed by this artwork of a feral cat who looks divine indulging in that ray of sunlight.
The sun hitting the angles just right. After a tiring sleep, let’s just stretch and sleep, again.
Or maybe if I don’t get any quieter place to hide, the closet is perfect to camouflage under.
The owner and the cat are having quite a cute, lovey-dovey moment which gives me bonding vibes, and guess what? I’m all here for it.
“Don’t worry you, little hussy, I’ll trade you treats for kisses later..The only voluntary snuggles she gives me are when I come home from work, I got 5 minutes before she’s done with that and back to just-out-of-reach lurker. We mostly just have good conversations. Although I’m told she waits in the window all day until I get home.”
Just look into my eyes and give a guess on what my next move would be?
Yeah, draw me like one of your French girls?
“I am the Queen of my tower and no one can dethrone me”.
Or maybe I can be one of those knights in shining armour, ready to steal my next pry.
Naptime is crucial on beds too, after all, we all need to go back to bed on time.
“Maybe it’s that time of the year where I rethink my past and let things go”.
Can you see her or not? I surely confused her with the sofa cushion.
Batman, is that you?
Netflix sessions along with a cozy bed, that’s the way to call it a day.
After all the possible corners I’ve visited indoors, it’s time for her to move back out in nature and explore the world around her.
Or maybe try to make one of those puppy faces where you’re just like… Aww.
Another pose, just to make sure she has enough.
Feeling right at home where she should’ve been since the beginning of time.
“Arent I such an aesthetic, just simplistic beauty”.
The flowers smell divine.
The feral cats can be a lot for some owners, while for the ones like this, they can be determined enough to make sure that the cat is nurtured and looked after no matter what. This passion and love for cats is real and shows how humanitarian gestures can completely change the cat. What do you think of the story? Let us know in the comments section below.
image source: 5Toner