Kittensign - ePepys
19th Jul 2009
01:05 am - Kittensign
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.