Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Making Odin and Adian stay in a cage for a few weeks may sound cruel, but it allowed me and other humans to slowly introduce petting and handling without trauma. They had no place to run so they had to eventually accept the touching. (Best Friends and Alley Cat Allies are fabulous resources if you ever need to socialize a kitty.) It's been likened to "horse whispering"; the similarities I can see being that horses are prey animals and even though cats are predators, the size of humans makes us seem like the predator. This may explain why kissing and having my face close to these boys was one of the most difficult aspects of "being tame" for the kitties.