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19th Jul 2009

01:05 am - Kittensign

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We were becoming quite worried. For two days, the only signs of Kzin were occasional rustle, occasionally eaten food, and used litter tray.

Then this evening, while we were watching Weeds, emily_shore noticed him sitting on his bed watching us. We kept still as he wandered around the room. He became very interested by both our slippers (not on feet) and then alternated between interest and trepidation as we proffered, then wiggled fingers and toes. After some time of this, I got a kitten toy (sparkly rattly ball with feather on a stick) and enticed him with jiggles, then rapid movements and all. We all had fun as he batted, pounced, and chased for much of the evening, slowly gaining confidence. We both took photos, though he's barely visible in mine (poor light - see how I need a gPhone!), so you'll have to wait for emily_shore's. Later, when Emily had gone, he even consented to being stroked a few times, while purring continuously (even for a minute after he'd moved out of stroking range).

There's still some way to go (sitting in lap, other people, especially jackfirecat, and other parts of the house), but it's surprising how rapidly he gained confidence after hiding for so long. I hope he doesn't forget tomorrow.

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From:brewsternorth
Date:19th July 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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HAIL KZIN.

Looking forward to pictures. Sounds like he's getting the lay of the land nicely.
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From:parrot_knight
Date:19th July 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
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As long as he doesn't start bringing in sizeable animals, and attempting Dracula impersonations over their remains...
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From:freya_9
Date:19th July 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
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Yay for the pouncing :)
Tis great to hear that he's getting less timid.
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From:cleanskies
Date:19th July 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
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Kzin has wild saturday night party!
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From:tinyjo
Date:20th July 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Awww, bless him! Cassie was quite similar with the hiding when she first moved in with me. It took a long time before she was happy to lap sit (like about 18 months or something) rather than sitting next to me on the sofa and purring but she's now much the more snuggly of our two so hopefully it will come eventually.
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