Felicia is a feral grey cat which was dumped at a fuel station near the highway. When we got her from the RSPCA in October 2015, she didn’t want anything to do with us. When we tried to take care of her, she ran into the kitchen and hid behind the food processor.
For a whole year Theresa struggled with feeding her and letting her get used humans. While we were doing activities in the living room such as working on a laptop or playing with a video console on the TV, she started to get more used to having us around. She dared to come out when we were sitting down for her food.
Other cats staying with us also did help to the cat therapy for Felicia, as they started to care for her and lick her fur. This behaviour she than copied from them and she started to take care of other kittens we had in from the RSPCA.
As she saw how other cats came up to us for a cuddle, she copied that behaviour slowly and wanted to be petted as well.
Recently she started jumping on your lap. It is an amazing transformation from the kitten that hid behind the food processor or in the smallest gap in your house. She can still not be lifted up, so everything has to be on her terms. She also enjoys to go outside and now that she responds to her name, we trust her for doing so.
Nevertheless we feel like a Catio might be better suited for her outside adventures as we do have one road through our neigbourhood.