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Halp! People with rescue kitties!
4 out of 5 cats in this house are rescue kitties -- rescued at maybe 4 wks old and handled and fed - but then my cat and another escaped when they was about 10 weeks old for about 3 weeks - came back - looking like skin and bones - scrammed into the house and took a long time for anyone to hold him (which was me and that's why he's mine - he was a big head attached to a scrawny body and when you picked him up - his eyeballs popped out totally traumatized - he had a freaking awful time out in the wild)
But all the rescue kitties had some ... differences. My big guy (I.T. Kitty) is gorgeous and is big and getting bigger - and totally enjoys being brushed (unusual) but make a big sound and my big IT boy is sliding his big butt as best he can under the couch - and to finally peel him out - he's a freaking psychotic mess - it doesn't take me long to settle him down but - man. someone did something to him out there. He and I have bonded and so when he has an event - like two days ago - I can handle him and he's fine after a few minutes - but before that - he's a frozen popsicle somewhere that has lasted sometimes for 2 days.
hehe fuzz ball just decided to jump on my bed to stare at me and purr.
But My main question is with a trait that all of them do - and that's when they are happy and comfortable - they all reach around and (most of the time) gently knaw ya - perhaps just a little bite - perhaps putting the teeth in - but not hard and leaving them there.
Rather a ferile response.
Like years ago when I happened to go into a park that was inundated with cats and all these pretty and WAY TOO FREAKING friendly cats were there and wanted to literally crawl over you - until you went to direct them, handle them, put them down - and then they kinda bit - but came back. It was soo sad. They were neglected ---- but totally ferile.
I've only had minimal exposure to this ... anyone know (hope) they grow out of this stuff with a lot of one on one?
Anyone? I'm not pleased with a couple of these cats I'm living with doing this - especially while one has been officially (YAY) adopted by me - but I'm thinking of taking another...