For an entire year I’ve been trying to gain this little guy’s trust. I’ve named him Sanu and he is feral. For an entire year he’s been living under my house and on occasion I gave him food when I saw him outside. Tonight he finally let me pet him and I finally finally caught him. I think between the heat, smoke, and coyotes he was ready to give up his bachelor life and be a pet. So, now to call the vet tomorrow and get him looked at. If you’re in Oregon he’s available for adoption- after I get him to the vet. I already have 2 cats and I’m long term fostering one with special needs but I can’t turn my back on him. I also can’t keep him. So yea. Hit me up if you or anyone you know wants a cat that is probably a good mouse. Despite being feral he’s actually doing pretty good around me.
I didn’t need to make a whole new post for this but whatever. Update on Sanu is he has a vet appointment on the 11th, so that’s good. I want to clarify, he isn’t going to dumped off at a shelter after the vet. I’m going to get him rehabbed and house trained. He’s isolated away from the other cats but I know he smells them. Anywho, he’s eaten and pooped and his poop looks kinda bad so I’m not sure if he’s dehydrated or sick. The smoke is bad here so I’m worried the whole reason I was able to catch him is because he’s sick from it. When I pet him nothing feels out of place nor does he have any sore spots. Given that he is a feral cat I’m surprised how easily he warmed up to me. I guess feeding him for a year helped.
The whole day leading up to me catching him he’d been acting a little out of the norm. Like he was off and on the porch and at one point was laying down staring at the house. I don’t know if he is finally ready to be a house cat or wanted security away from the smoke. He isn’t afraid of house noises which helps with the whole rehabbing process.
I’m glad that Sanu is a male because if he was a female I would be terrified of leaving kittens behind. As it stands he is one less Tom cat wandering the countryside mating with females so that’s a big win. The country life is not forgiving to kitties that live outside.