This trio of adorably small-eared kittens were my first experience with socializing feral kittens.
Cats that grow up without human interaction understandably fear us, but when kittens are socialized with humans at a young age, they learn to trust humans and become loving companions.
Rey, Devon, and Snizzle kept their distance for several days, but they began trusting me after I started petting them while they ate. They learned to associate human interaction with something they love – food!
By the end of their first week, I was able to briefly pet them even when they weren’t eating and, by the end of week two, they enjoyed lap cuddles.
Rey was a climber who was queen of the windowsill and was the first to jump all the way up onto my standing desk.
Snizzle was the most energetic and a great cuddler. He’d often lay in the middle of my lap so there would be no room for his siblings and he could have a lap all to himself!
Devon loved naps most. He was the shyest, but full of purrs and squeaky meows.
After four weeks of growing and socialization, these one fearful kittens were little lovebugs who were adopted into their forever homes.