Mr. Tom is a formerly feral cat. He showed up as a fully mature feral tom cat, shortly before I started doing TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return). He didn’t bolt like the other ferals when I came outside. He walked away confidently. He wouldn’t let near him, but when other toms came around to fight over his food we had an agreement. I would stand watch on the porch so he could eat in peace a couple of feet away.
It took six years for him to let me touch him at all. After that it only took a couple of weeks for us to become best buddies. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. He seemed to have a cold, and I was able to take him to the vet with no problem. Turned out he needed serious dental work.
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