When Katie rescued a kitten, she felt that she was in over her head because the baby cat wouldn’t stop hissing at her. It started when Katie received a message about a kitten running around a parking lot.
She went out there with her friend, and they prepared traps and food. Katie says it took two or three tries before they caught the kitten.
After taking home the kitten, Katie felt that they were both nervous and apprehensive of each other. She could barely get close to the kitten without the sound of hissing.
Katie named her Luci, and she did research on how to earn the trust of a frightened kitten. The best way was to have Luci associate Katie with food.
When Luci was fed, Katie made sure that she was always in the room talking to her. Hunger became an incentive for Luci to come close to Katie.
Two months later, Katie and Luci were inseparable. Finally, Katie was able to scratch and pet Luci, which they both enjoyed. Luci got used to human contact, and she began to come out of her shell.
She gets along with Katie’s resident cat, and Luci is now very trusting. It took a long time for Luci to get where she is, but Katie says it was worth all the effort.