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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:24 AM

3. beautiful cats. Socializing a shy kitty is difficult. COngratulations on your progress!

We fostered a litter of 3 little black kittens last summer. Two of them socialized fairly quickly and were adopted together.
However, the third one absolutely would not let anyone get near her. We gave up on any hope of adopting her out because she is so antisocial.

One night I said to my husband "it is too bad he is so untouchable" (at that time we still though we had a male kitten) and we looked at each other and said "Elliot Ness" so that was the name. Now we call her Ellie.

While she does not like for us to get too close to her, at least she stays out in the open now and does not run and hide if we get close - instead she just backs up a few inches. She is devoted to one of our older cats. He is 17 and she cuddles with him every chance she gets. He is very sweet to her.

I don't know if we will ever get her to enjoy being touched.

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