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Monday, March 26, 2012

Hi everyone, Max here. I finally came out of hiding about 9 pm last night. I still didn't want to eat but I did eat about 4 pieces of my food. I knew where my "box" was and ok with that. Mom and Dad were reading in bed and I jumped up and kept going back and forth between them with head bumps and curling up and purring. But I didn't sleep with them. Mommy doesn't know where I slept. I do know at some point Mom left her closet door open and I liked it in there because I can go though a shelf and get to Daddy's side and he has a basket there with his summer shorts in and I like to sleep there.

Later on in the day I discovered I wasn't too afraid to go out on the big screen porch. I saw chickens and hens and birds. What a great time I had. Mom said my eyes were real big when the chickens walked toward the porch and 2 red birds took a bath in the bird bath thingy that's pretty close to the porch. I did eat almost 1/4 cup of food all at once this morning but nothing else all day. Then I took a nap under the long thing in the music/computer room. I had a big day.

This is Mom now:

Max went into the closet about 4 pm and is still there. I checked on him and he seems fine but I'm not used to a cat secluding himself for so long. It is now 11:40 at night. I'll give him few more days and see if he stays out longer. I feel like I don't have a cat at the moment. He is a sweetheart when he is awake. Doesn't scratch at all except on his scratch pad. I hope he'll want to be out with us more as time goes on. I'll feel sad if he doesn't.
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    (((Max))) (((Elayne))) I think he needs a bit more time to adjust, too. Second move in such a short time. And the house probably still has a lot of Thor in the "atmosphere" - he may be wondering when the master of the house is going to show up!
    2212 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So glad you found another fur baby to love! He is such a sweetie! I agree with everyone, the poor little guy needs to learn this is his forever home. That is a real good sign he came up and visited with you and DH..

    2213 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    I have to agree with everyone Elayne: Once he knows he's there to stay, you'll see him more. The fact that he's already beginning to show you and your husband affection is a really good sign. You know cats; they do things by their own schedule!

    2213 days ago
    it takes a week or two..and remember he is being 'passed' around and he isn't really sure where he belongs yet and doesn't want to get too attached and then sent someplace else..the fact that he found a great sleeping spot and joined you in the bed says he will be ok time
    the lady mary
    2213 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I'm sure it won't be too long before Max feels more comfortable and will be out and about more.
    We rescued a Siamese cat who hid for months. Now she's always around.
    2213 days ago
    do you know Max's full background? Some cats are definitely more social than others. Different cats also adapt differently.
    When we got Jasmine she was always holed up sleeping somewhere. Then we found out she was sick and had been a long time. Vets had missed it too. She is still a more reclusive cat but she loves laps and is quite insistant about that. Give the boy a few days. Sounds like Thor was pretty social, Max may or may not be but I am sure he wont let you forget he's around.

    Essie thinks Max should start stealing bread so you know he's there. Jasmine is encouraging him to sleep on laps and insist on having his paws on top of whatever you think your doing!
    2213 days ago
    Sounds to me like he's doing great in this short time. Xena is very social and comes up on the bed for some cuddle time but she sleeps elsewhere too--if she sleeps at all. She sleeps a lot during the day! You will see more and more of Max as he gets comfortable.
    2213 days ago
    I bet he will come out more as he gets more comfortable. I hope he does. Social cats are nice!
    2213 days ago
    Max sounds like a little sweetheart. I hope he comes out of hiding for you.
    2213 days ago
    Give him some time to get use to the new home and he will eventually realize it is not another tempory home but a for life home. Since you are his 3rd home in his short 10 months of life he still does not know he is there to stay with you forever. He probably thinks he will be with you for a short time and just get moved on again so he may be fearful of attaching himself to people right now but give him time and he will warm up to both of you!

    Think of it like how would a kid who is going to his 3rd foster home in less than a year and understand why the kid is afraid to get use to the new parents and home as they just figure they are going to be moving again in a few months so there is no desire to bond until they realize they are not going to move again......think of how scared you would be if you were that kid. That is what is going on in Max's little mind.

    Give him time and tons of extra effoert to bring him out of seclusion.
    2214 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Yes, I think he is still not completely sure of his surroundings. I believe he will be spending more time with you and your hubby soon.
    2214 days ago
    I suspect that when he gets used to the place, he will be more in evidence. emoticon
    2214 days ago
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