Since Griffin was nervous around the dogs in his foster home, he moved in with my pack last week. I knew he was still a little shy around strangers but had been assured by his foster family that he was actually a real snuggler once he felt comfortable. I decided to start off by keeping him in a bathroom, figuring there were less areas for him to hide there. His first reaction was to hunker down in the litter box. Realizing he needed a place to feel safe I brought him a little fabric cat cave. He immediately retreated inside his cave, tucked his paws under his chest and seemed very content. Every day I sat on the floor beside him and petted him while he sat inside his cave. A couple of days ago he started to purr, rolled over for belly rubs and then ventured out and rubbed against my legs, offering me a sign that he finally felt safe. As he still seemed nervous whenever I tried to pick him up, I decided to transport him around the house in his cave. In the evenings I placed it on the sofa next to us and he would happily watch television with us, occasionally coming out to walk around the sofa before returning to his safe place. During the day he sits in his cave on a chair in my office, surprising any of my cats who happen to come by looking for a snack. Griffin would most likely do well with a feline friend. He will make a great companion for the right person who understands he needs to be encouraged to come out of his shell - or in this case - his cave. We know there is someone out there who will be perfect for Griffin. If you think it could be you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Griffin is around 7 months old, has been neutered and is current on his shots.
Nibbles and Fluff
In 2008 I co-founded the rescue group, Animal Advocates of North Texas (AANT) to help lost and abandoned animals find forever homes.