But, without Tux. Mamou's been here years longer than Tux, and is much tamer. I think that he followed Uhura.
We had her spayed when she first showed up here, about 4 years ago, but sometimes even spayed cats act a little like cats going into heat, and the males...even neutered ones like Mamou, who was neutered when he showed up here...will react to it. That's what's happening now. She's rolling in the sand, and he's following her around, rather than trouncing her like he usually does...not that he wins those battles, he's just larger than she is, by a lot, so he sometimes pins her. But, she generally comes up with a mouthful of his fur. Such is their relationship.
Anyway, he showed up the first evening, and Dh immediately fed him treat food. He liked that.
Then, yesterday, he meowed at the front door. (Uhura uses the kitchen door, mostly.) Dh opened it, and there he sat. He came to the threshold, but wouldn't come in.
Finally, we decided that some wet food might do the trick. We put it in the house, close to the open door. He came in, very unsure. But, when we gave him the 2nd half, he came right in, and followed the bowl, as it scooted, quite far into the living room.
He then walked around, looking and sniffing, eventually going back outside, right on the other side of the still-open door, and took a bath.
But, when Dh bribed him in with food last night, and closed the door (too cold for it to be open.), he got pretty hysterical, and even tried to chew the metal wall. So, we let him back out, of course.
He's always refused to come into the house, but it looks like he might be okay coming into this one, with conditions.
Maybe at first he will only want in during the day, or as long as the door is open. We shall see. At least he'll have options.
Uhura is now coming in, even if Dh is outside and closes the door, and will lie on my chair...or on me...at the closest point to the heater, and bathe or nap.
But, once there's any disruption, say Dh opens the door, or she goes to eat, then she wants out, even though she's warm and comfortable in here. And, she will keep on until she goes out. Of course, this is still quite new to her.
That is life with formerly feral cats. I've had well over 100 cats over time, and finding a former pet who was dumped or got out, or raising a cat here, are totally different experiences from having cats that never had, or do not remember having had, a home. Especially if they are 2 or older.
They have slept outside always, they have fed themselves always, and have kept away from humans their whole lives. To have one, you have to be willing to accept that they may become tame enough to come to you, and let you pet them, maybe even let you pick them up, but that they will always be part wild. Some more than others, depending on a lot of factors.
I do think that Uhura is the most likely to spend more time in the house, though Mamou, if we don't push him, may as well. I'm not sure if Tux ever will, but we still need to bribe him up here so that he can be near us and his best friend Mamou, have a warm place to sleep, and his food.
The Siamese, I have no idea. We only see him once a week, or less.
I'm not sure how I became mom to feral cats, but that's all I have now. Even the Kitty Kampers were not pets when we brought them here. They are much tamer now, but still...
The chickens must be starting to settle in, because they've given us 2 eggs. Yes, there are 7 of them, but it's also heading into winter, so I'm happy that they are obviously liking their new digs.
Well, that's the pet news for now. Have a great day!
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