Friday, February 24, 2012

Feral Friday: Leopard & Miss Marble

Mama Leopard writes:

I've been coming regularly to the food place now, and have greeted my family in purrson.  I'm nervous around them, but I've let them groom me and rub against me.  I won't let Tux eat with me yet, though.  I will let my girls eat with me, just not Tux.

Why did the humans switch the water bowls?  Do you see the grey one in the picture?  That used to be the water bowl, before I went away.  Now the white one is the water bowl, but the grey one is still there.  I went to drink out of the grey one like I used to, but there was no water in it.  The lady told me that the water is now in the white one.  Why?  I drank it, but it's confusing.

I remember the name the humans gave me, and respond to it.  I've also meowed at them, but am still really nervous around them, like I was before I had my kids last year.  It will take a while of being around here again to get used to the humans watching me.  I get very nervous when my daughter goes in their house, but she always comes back out again and tells me she had fun.

Miss Marble writes:

I know my mama is always nervous when I go inside, as is my daddy, but I'm really ok!  I love visiting with my friends inside!  The humans always talk softly to me and pet me, give me toys, feed me, and make me feel happy.  My aunties and uncles all love me, and I love them.

I sat on chairs yesterday!  I got up on the wooden chair that Auntie Freya loves, and it's comfortable!  I took a bath on it and almost fell asleep.  Then Mommy came over, so I asked to be petted.  She sat down and picked me up to sit on her lap.  I was nervous about being that close to her, but her lap was a good place to be for a few minutes.  The other chair I was brave enough to get on was actually the organ bench.  It's got a puffy top that feels good to my paws.  My aunties and uncles say it's like a pillow.  I don't know what a pillow is, but if it's like that organ bench then it must be a comfy place, too!  I took a little nap on the organ bench before getting down.  I've also walked down the hallway on my own some more, plus gone into the living room to have Mommy pet me.  I'm not brave enough to go over to get pets from Daddy in his big recliner chair yet.  That chair squeaks like a giant mouse when Daddy sits up!  It scared me the first time, and I shot back over to the door.  They said it was ok, so I went back for more pets, then the chair squeaked again.  The second time, I was able to tell it was the chair, so I didn't go running away.  I just looked at it and meowed back to it!


Fuzzy Tales said...

You made our human smile today with this update. Bless you for taking care of them. :-)

The Cat Guy said...

Glad to hear Mama Leopard is back. Sounds like a great kitty family. Thanks for taking care of them.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are glad to hear it. Be safe Mama Leopard!

Sparkle said...

Miss Marble, I think you are setting a good example for all the other outside kitties!

Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like progress to us. A little at a time. A little at a time. Purrs fur caring fur these sweet furbabies. xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, this makes us so very happy. We are glad Miss Marble is making such wonderful progress, and learning that people are sources of love and good things. And it sounds like Mama Leopard is, too! :)

Hugs to all of you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Starla!

Looks like you have a nice refuge, Leopard.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Keep getting braver, Miss Marble. IN Is Better.

Mama Leopard, stay safe. Maybe sometime you can come inside with Miss Marble.

KC says this is Stella's Gotcha Day, so Happy Gotcha Day, Stella. We hope you got lots of cuddles and treats.

Karen Jo said...

Miss Marble, I hope that some day you will come inside to stay and maybe Mama Leopard will follow you in her own time. It's better inside. I know.