Monday, February 13, 2012

Fitzwilliam Starts to Get It


In the process of domesticating our "feral" cat. He sure does purr a lot, and do a lot of lap-sitting, for a boy who was raised by wolves.

It's finally making sense to him, the whole pet thing. For the first time ever he spent several hours (all day, really), sleeping on soft furniture.

17 comments:

Lilian said...

Ahh yes - doesn't take long for them to discover the finer comforts of domestication.

SisterlyLove said...

He looks STOIC.

Genevieve

Sheree Thomson said...

He looks so smug and proud in the photo! Almost like he has an air of ownership about where he is. haha

Hana - Marmota said...

I think he'll learn fast. Cats learn fast when it comes to comfort! :-)

Maria said...

What a beautiful cat. So glad you are giving him a loving home. Every cat deserves one.

Ruth said...

He looks so cuddly I just want to scoop him up and hug him.

Where did you get him from to make you say he was"raised by wolves"?

Kimmie said...

Me thinks he is the king. He certainly looks content.

Happy Taming my friend.

Have you checked him for fleas? I ask this because we rescued a feral kitten a few years back and we had no idea he was covered in fleas...until they infested our house. Might want to check or take him to a vet or just give him a flea treatment. You need to use one for cats, as the dog one can cause paralysis in cats (don't ask me how we know...it was a major pet bill)...the kitty was fine after vet treatment (yikes!), but we certainly learned not all flea treatments are equal.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Anna said...

Kimmie, yes, he's in line for Frontline. Ruth, he just showed up on the porch--we live out in the country, no super-close neighbors. I have no idea how he'd been getting by.

Lisa said...

Oh, yeah - very feral. :D

Lisateresa

Anonymous said...

I had to giggle when I read, "a boy who was raised by wolves." I too have one of those. Every now and then the wolf comes out and he decides we are his prey. Other than that, he has adapted very well to being "caged" in a loving home. Life is good. :-)

Valerie

Kerri said...

He is such a handsome cat. :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Our two cats who lived with us for 14 and 16 years seemed almost human. They came to us as soon as they were weaned.

Our Maine Coon, however, came to us when she was four and now I have the answer to her unique personality. I never thought about being raised by wolves, hehehe.

Just today I was telling a friend that Victoria is ALL FELINE. But she also has us wrapped around her big, furry paw.

Amanda said...

He is so handsome.

Thanks to Kimmie for the Frontline tip. I didn't know that about the paralysis. Fortunately we have always used the right kind for our animals.

louise said...

he is one handsome gentleman! sir fitzwilliam!

Fiona said...

All they need is love and time. He is a lucky boy and I'm sure you, your family and he will give each other many blessings. What a handsome fellow.

YayaOrchid said...

Fitzwilliam is gorgeous! I too love big cats. I must ask, because I've always wanted an indoor cat, and forgive me if I sound rather rude or cruel, but were parasites ever a concern? That is the reason I don't have an indoor cat, fearful at the thought of a cat jumping up on my kitchen counters, table, food prep areas, etc.- especially when I know they come in contact with the litter box with those cute paws. I know so many people probably don't think about that, it's just my own little apprehension. Otherwise, I would keep an indoor cat in a heartbeat! Please share your thoughts on this. You just might be able to convince me I'm wrong.

Anna said...

We don't have a litterbox, since the cats all go outside to take care of business. Inside time is time for resting! Generally my cats aren't interested in jumping up on forbidden surfaces. If they're feeling that frisky, then they want to be let out.

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