The kitties have been inside for slightly more than a week now. The four of them have been a handful and often require more attention than I can offer. I have occasionally enlisted both Ashley and Jamie for their help. I am thankful that they are such great people and love kitties.
Within the first few days, the black cat and calico cat were sitting in my lap and crawling all over me. They seem to think I am a jungle gym. It is fun and make me feel happy to think that they like me. However, the two tabbies, one of which is the runt, are very skeptical of the humans. Understandably. Typically, the two tabbies hide and even hiss at me. I sit patiently and wait, for days.
Today we had a break through! The runt, whom I call Nugget, sat in my lap for about 30 minutes. This little kitties is so tiny but so cute. Of course, as soon as it climbed out of my lap, the bugger turned and hissed at me for good measure. Baby steps.
The larger tabby has yet to feel safe around me. I hope they just need more time and I made a good choice in bringing them into the house.
The other night, I was walking around the front yard around dusk when I saw a small coyote in the neighbors yard. When it saw me, it ran into the woods and disappeared. My first thought was about the kitties. I wonder what would have happened if they were still outside.