This week’s posts are about the Winnie’s Wishers who are black or black-&-white. Monday highlighted Maverick. Yesterday it was Hershey Bear’s turn. Today the attention is on Truly and Shiloh. You might remember their story. There were three “kittens” in a remote area quite a long way from my home. We were eventually able to trap all three - Truly, Shiloh, and Autumn (a calico who was highlighted last week).
Truly is a tuxedo, and Shiloh is black-&-white. Truly was the most easily tamed when we took in this group. Autumn was next. When we finally trapped Shiloh, I immediately discovered that he had a badly broken leg. He received the care he needed, and a chip-in on this blog filled to overflowing thanks to the loving hearts of some readers of this blog.
I went to work taming the group that was residing in my home at the time - Autumn, Truly, Shiloh, Sallie, and Hershey Bear. Truly was always the most tame. Shiloh was consistently the least tame. He also constantly stuck like glue to either Autumn or Truly. These were his family members, and he clearly needed them for security. When the group finally moved to the cathouse, Autumn busied herself with exploration and toys (she really enjoys toys). Truly adapted immediately and also went about the business of making herself at home. But whereas Autumn didn’t coddle Shiloh as much anymore, Truly did not leave him behind. Shiloh still prefers to be in sister Truly’s company. And she allows it - even seems to welcome it.
You probably know where I’m going next. It would be wonderful if someone would adopt Truly and Shiloh together. It would be sort of like Sunshine and Juice. Sunshine was SO tame with me; Juice was continuously fearful. This pair - Truly and Shiloh - are NOT the extreme case that Sunshine and Juice were. In fact, Shiloh joins me on the couch when I sit in the cathouse. But he definitely takes his comfort from having Truly somewhere around. He will take comfort from some of the other cathouse kitties, too.
Truly is one of the most delightful personalities in the cathouse at the moment. She is friendly. She comes TO ME for affection (and purrs loudly when she receives it). She plays with toys and she plays with the other cathouse kitties. As I said of Maverick, Truly is an all-around well-adjusted little personality. I will not hold her back from her very own forever home if someone is interested in adopting her as a single. And who knows? Maybe Shiloh would come around nicely in the right home himself. But I DO believe that if Shiloh could go with Truly into a home, she would be his security and he might come around more quickly. Truly and Shiloh (like family member Autumn) are some of the tiniest cats I’ve ever seen. So think about it, friends - Truly and Shiloh together would hardly take up any more space than just one normal-sized cat. (smile) Anyway, here they are, separately and together, in all of their cuteness.