maryuu: (ho-kay then)
ガルカーサ ([personal profile] maryuu) wrote2009-06-07 10:47 pm what? ♔ ic; 004

It's really pathetic when I need to turn to the Network hoping for advice, but here goes.

Uh... say you find this stray cat. There are a lot of stray cats around, right? And you think you might be able to take care of this one. Problem is, it's a stray because its owners used to kick it around. It's scared of you, won't trust you, and maybe scratches you or bites you if you get too close.

But you know that Animal Control is going to clean out the part of the city where the cat lives sometime soon. And you don't want it getting killed or sent to a pound. You like the cat and could take good care of it if you could just get it to come with you of its own will.

How can you get it to trust you?

...this is so lame.

[ooc: we're fresh out of this log, just got back home, and are brainstorming what to do about Nessiah. You never would have guessed, right?]

[identity profile] 2009-06-08 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
If you really want to keep it, then you should take it home even if it bites and scratches you. Then feed it, give it a nice, warm basket to sleep in. If it warms up to you in a few days or weeks, you can try giving it a bath then taking it to the vet for shots.

[identity profile] 2009-06-08 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
This is good advice, but how can I get close enough to take him home? He's a pretty skittish cat--I'm afraid he'll just run off if he sees me.

[identity profile] 2009-06-08 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Lure him to you. Use food, milk, anything that might catch his attention. It might take him a while to get used to you, but eventually he will. Cats... just need a bit of assurance that you won't abandon them after being nice.

[identity profile] 2009-06-08 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
All right. Thank you.


[identity profile] 2009-06-08 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Keep it. Don't let it get killed, it's not the cat's fault it was raised terribly.

((OOC: Totally sad cause my dog was like that. He was abused and he's partially blind and untrusting of most people because of it :( He's a love bug in the end though))


[identity profile] 2009-06-08 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
That's the plan. This city has too many ...cats like this one. At least I think I can help him--I wish I could do more for the rest.

[identity profile] 2009-06-08 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Food, I think. Cats generally tend to like people who feed them.

[identity profile] 2009-06-11 10:25 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe if you, like, meow at it a little, you can trick it into thinking you're the coolest cat ever and it'll come with you just like that.