Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Meet Phoenix! We trapped him Sunday evening while making an attempt to get Jinx. The trap was set and while Jinx was far away, I noticed this little ball of fur make his way out of the woods and hop his way up to and into the trap.

Since that time, we've had him separate until we get him checked out for the usual things (FeLV & FIV) and we're hoping to catch his brothers and sisters (we think there are around four or five others) to keep him company.

This little fuzzball has been rather quiet but is quite the climber, making full use of the entire cage. He will usually snuggle up in the bedding we've laid, hiding away and keeping warm and usually keeping his distance.

This evening, I made an attempt to play with him, using some twine. He eyed me up cautiously, and after a few minutes, the string caught his attention and he grabbed at it briefly. He pawed slightly for a few seconds before huddling back down, but when I picked him up, he was purring quietly. The purring lasted a couple minutes before he finally grew a little antsy and wanted to return to the cage and went back to his little nest.

So, while it didn't last, it was nice to see that he was able to interact and respond, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come!

Update (11/21/2010) - Phoenix has tested negative for FeLV and FIV and is estimated to be about 10 weeks old.  We are going to start socializing him so he is ready for a permanent home.

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