Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

2011-08-21 Thread dlgegg
What she needs most is time to learn that she can trust you.  Shorty took 8 
months before I could pick him up.  He ate from my hand and then on day let me 
scratch under his chin.  That felt good so next day I got to rub his head. Then 
things started comin much faster.   You just have to keep tryin whatever comes 
to you and if you feel good about doing it, go for it.  She will let you know 
it the time is right.

 Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: 
 
 I use feathers or a long handled bath brush to win over a shy or
 feral cat.  I've had them simply melt at the touch, and soon 
 become very affectionate.
 
 Lorrie
 
 On 08-13, Natalie wrote:
 
  Have you tried playing with her?  I always collect goose feathers
  when they molt and tape on or two to the end of a long stick and
  use it to stroke feral cats.  At first, they hiss and swat at the
  feather (depending on their socialization and tolerance), and
  eventually, they enjoy it...I stroke them along the side of the
  face at first, then top of the head and back toward the tail.  I
  have a very good short article on phases of touching, when you
  eventually get to that point.
  
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

2011-08-14 Thread Lorrie
The idea of the long handled bath brush is so you can pet the 
cat with no danger of getting bitten or clawed.  You were brave
to leave your hand in there unless you had on a glove :-)

Lorrie

On 08-13, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
 Wow, what a terrific idea!  I just put more bedding in with Hemy because she
 looks cold.  She hissed, of course.  I left my hand in there a minute,
 wondering if I should try to touch her.  She didn't go for me, but I thought
 better of it.  This might be an idea to build a bridge!
 ~B.
 
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 Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:16 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush
 
 I use feathers or a long handled bath brush to win over a shy or feral cat.
 I've had them simply melt at the touch, and soon become very affectionate.
 
 Lorrie
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

2011-08-14 Thread MaiMaiPG
Put some old, very worn clothes with your odor on it in her bedding.   
And maybe some Feliway there would calm her.  Rescue Remedy in her  
water may help too.

On Aug 14, 2011, at 6:42 AM, Lorrie wrote:


The idea of the long handled bath brush is so you can pet the
cat with no danger of getting bitten or clawed.  You were brave
to leave your hand in there unless you had on a glove :-)

Lorrie

On 08-13, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
Wow, what a terrific idea!  I just put more bedding in with Hemy  
because she
looks cold.  She hissed, of course.  I left my hand in there a  
minute,
wondering if I should try to touch her.  She didn't go for me, but  
I thought

better of it.  This might be an idea to build a bridge!
~B.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:16 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

I use feathers or a long handled bath brush to win over a shy or  
feral cat.
I've had them simply melt at the touch, and soon become very  
affectionate.


Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

2011-08-13 Thread Lorrie

I use feathers or a long handled bath brush to win over a shy or
feral cat.  I've had them simply melt at the touch, and soon 
become very affectionate.

Lorrie

On 08-13, Natalie wrote:

 Have you tried playing with her?  I always collect goose feathers
 when they molt and tape on or two to the end of a long stick and
 use it to stroke feral cats.  At first, they hiss and swat at the
 feather (depending on their socialization and tolerance), and
 eventually, they enjoy it...I stroke them along the side of the
 face at first, then top of the head and back toward the tail.  I
 have a very good short article on phases of touching, when you
 eventually get to that point.
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush

2011-08-13 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Wow, what a terrific idea!  I just put more bedding in with Hemy because she
looks cold.  She hissed, of course.  I left my hand in there a minute,
wondering if I should try to touch her.  She didn't go for me, but I thought
better of it.  This might be an idea to build a bridge!
~B.

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:16 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feathers or a brush


I use feathers or a long handled bath brush to win over a shy or feral cat.
I've had them simply melt at the touch, and soon become very affectionate.

Lorrie

On 08-13, Natalie wrote:

 Have you tried playing with her?  I always collect goose feathers when 
 they molt and tape on or two to the end of a long stick and use it to 
 stroke feral cats.  At first, they hiss and swat at the feather 
 (depending on their socialization and tolerance), and eventually, they 
 enjoy it...I stroke them along the side of the face at first, then top 
 of the head and back toward the tail.  I have a very good short 
 article on phases of touching, when you eventually get to that point.
 

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