Well Tom is getting better!
Now I am giving him food and he eats it pretty much on his own....
Today was fairly cool, so when the sun went down, I got one of my heating pads warmed up for him and put it in where he has tekn up sleeping (He now LIKES the itty hospital room to sleep in - the doors to the outside area patio/vernadah ar open and he likes to wander about - but returns there for sleeping - or to come closer to me to recive his pets!
Yay - Tom is SO clever!
Now for the latest surprise!
I was experimenting with sounds to see what he would respond to...
When I make kitten mewling sounds... or mother cat mewling 'call respnse' sounds well....
He sprang up straight at my face......... to look all around me for the other kittens/cats......
His expression was priceless... he went all soft faced and gentle... and then he realised that the sound was coming from me..... so he came up slowly, sniffing towards me nose... I closed my eyes in that squeezy eyed way that cats say - "I am safe, I am no threat.. we can be friends...."
and I recieved a distinct 'head Butt KISS!"
He bumped forheads Y nose with me and purrd in ecstacy!
I was amazed!
He ate his dinner with gusto - and kept coming back for more head bumps!
I am SO happy.... he is just coming along in leaps and bounds health wise, behaviour and trust wise and all.... it is so very humbling to have a creature who has been 'free living' show me a new side to him, that kittenish, sweet side.... he rolls over for belly rubs and has started to hug my hands too.... I only wish he would have succumbed to the ways of human care way back all those years ago when I first found him starving, ribs ad spine protruding through his fur..... oh how much healthier and happier he would have been, ow much safer all of these years!
I love my old Tom.
I hope he wants to live indoors - it seems to be shaping up that way!
More prayers for his continued progress into being an indoor kitty please!