A few days ago, I made the decision to bring Hershey Bear out of the cathouse and into our home. Hershey Bear didn’t seem terribly feral when we first took him in. He was in our house along with Mickey Mouse, Maverick, Sunshine, and Juice. The entire group of five kittens moved to the cathouse together. Juice was, from the beginning, the most skiddish. But as the days passed, I started noticing that when I entered the cathouse, Juice and Hershey Bear would run and hide. The others were eager for attention, but those two hung back. Now - I can coax Juice out by petting and making over the others. The temptation gets the best of him and he comes over for a little of that lovin’. Not Hershey Bear.
So. I decided to bring the Bear back here to the house to see if I could convince him that being with people is a GOOD thing. Also, we have little Jo-Jo here at the house. I thought maybe she could show him how much she loves us, and that possibly the two of them could be kitten pals since all of my cats are adults.
Well, I’ve been amazed at the transformation in Hershey Bear. He still scampers away if Husband or I go directly for him. But most of the time, he is busy hanging out somewhere in the house, eating with the other cats, playing, even rubbing on a leg if left to do it on his own. He and Jo-Jo pounce and roll and knot up together. Hershey Bear was the smallest of the group of newcomers, younger that the other two pairs. He is not a lot bigger than Jo-Jo, and they make a cute couple. Jo-Jo is definitely a “people” kitty. She will seek one of us out when she has been deprived of human love for more than an hour or two. Hershey Bear seems to prefer the cats. He is always close by one of my adult kitties if he isn’t engaged in a game of chase with Jo-Jo.
Here they are in all of their cuteness.
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