Purple is one of the two strays I feed. There’s really nothing more I can do for Chako except feed her, because she is feral. I can sometimes nose bump her but that’s it. I can’t touch her at all.
But Purple has become quite tame. I can touch him, stroke him, he even comes partway into my house into the genkan area. He has quite a tame and friendly personality.
Surely someone who can keep cats can come by and take him home? Contact me if interested.
Purple is a long time associate of Chako. Lately he’s been coming around again, so I’ve been giving him food. He is what I would call semi-feral. Unlike Chako, I can pet Purple while he’s eating and sometimes he’ll be curious and stick his head inside my front door while I’m putting food in the bowl.
It occurs to me that if somebody traps him that Purple might make an okay house cat. Let me know if you’re interested.
Tonight they both came by together so they were eating side-by-side. Sigh.
Today, for the first time I tried sitting next to her on the stairs while she was eating. (Thanks to my friend, Dave, for the suggestion!)
She was very hesitant at first, but gradually did come up to the landing to eat, sitting just inches away from me. I made sure to keep my hands in my lap and made no attempt to touch her.
Sometimes she would get spooked and run half way down the stairs. Then she would come back and continue eating.
My plan is to just do that – no touching – for a week or so and then see if she is ok with a slight touch.