Here’s a lovely update on Potato, a formerly aggressive feral cat who transformed with help from experienced foster provider Grace from Los Angeles.
A quick recap: Potato was just an hour from being euthanized in a shelter when Grace rushed to save him. The shelter determined he was “untouchable,” and sadly the traumatized cat was. But with Grace’s patience, determination, and some singing, the cat made a remarkable transformation, slowly learning to trust her. It was risky and Grace got scratched, but she refused to give up on this cat.
Such a transformation isn’t always possible, and some cats will always be feral, which is fine. But this cat has done a complete 180º, turning into a playful love bug thanks to his mama.
By week 6, Potato was still reflexively swatting sometimes, but Grace kept working with him, teaching him that aggressive behavior isn’t rewarded. She would patiently tell him no and withdraw affection. Soon afterward, he decided he was a lap cat and made biscuits on a blanket.
“Never in a million years did I think this would happen… but here we are! 6 weeks of love and patience, and now Potato is officially a lap cat ”
“Potato just got kissed for the first time in his entire life! What a special little moment ! P.S. Potato is still looking for his forever home!!!