As you can see, it’s not so necessary now. Frodo, Hugo and Bowman have definitely passed the first course. Now that they’ve discovered what nice creatures humans can be, they hang out at the door, waiting to meet their special adopter. They may need a bit of monitoring, but we think they’re ready to go!
Hugo is the most affectionate, always ready for some lap time. They are all healed up from their ear mites, though Hugo may have his little pirate ear permanently. Along with a lack of human interaction, we assume they didn’t have enough resources like scratchers, litter boxes, toys and even food and water. They’re making up for lost time now.
Bowman’s head wound is healing nicely. He’s a little handshy but also likes to cuddle on laps. They’re happy to play with just about anything – especially the Cat Catcher mouse – and are learning how to use the scratcher too.
Frodo is also a little lover, ready to be your lapcat. He likes to have his tummy rubbed. He’s a little fellow, but holds his own in WWF matches with Bowman. Once they realized they had more than enough territory, they’ve been good with their litter boxes, excepting an occasional hanging-off-the-wrong-side mishap.
We know they had very little space in the garage where they were warehoused. This translates into them constantly rubbing on each other when they’re not sleeping or playing, like a big, purring, 12-legged, 3-tailed rare cat species :). It may mean they would need to learn a different language with a non-Hobbit cat who might not enjoy having his space invaded the same way.
Hobson and Ferdinand are much more shy, not ready for much people contact yet. Here Hobson shows two different emotional states. The first one is a little frightened, with pupils dilated, ready to hide. The second one shows a soft blink, a bit more relaxed and possibly ready to interact, as long as we go slowly.
Ferdinand’s right eye will need some additional care. We think he has some vision in it, but will need an evaluation at the specialist to know whether more can be done. (Please see our Health Fund page for more details on how you can help Ferdinand.)