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Meet Don Diego el Gato!

Advntrs1

Savannah Kitten
#1
I am so happy to finally be registered with this site! I constantly referred to this forum while I was researching and learning. I will certainly continue to do so. I am a first time owner of a Savannah. His name is Don Diego "Diego" an F2 and he is currently 5 months old. He's very timid when it comes to humans touching him even though I can tell he has bonded with me. So it has been both challenging and rewarding in these short few months since adopting him. This site will continue to help me be a good Mom to my furbaby!
~Kat~ Diego's Mom :)
 

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Ninja-n-Bear

Site Supporter
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Hi Kat! Diego is a handsome guy, I love his colors. We also have an F2 who is touch-shy, but is fully integrated into the family in every other way (we also have a pair half-SV brothers). I can tell she likes me because she follows me around, talks to me, and steals/hides my stuff while I’m at work. :roflmao: We love her so much! What adorable bonding behaviors does Diego show you?

Here’s F2 Zazu and Ninja:
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Advntrs1

Savannah Kitten
#4
Hi Kat! Diego is a handsome guy, I love his colors. We also have an F2 who is touch-shy, but is fully integrated into the family in every other way (we also have a pair half-SV brothers). I can tell she likes me because she follows me around, talks to me, and steals/hides my stuff while I’m at work. :roflmao: We love her so much! What adorable bonding behaviors does Diego show you?

Here’s F2 Zazu and Ninja:
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Oh gosh I need to catch up here... I got wrapped up with family visiting, selling a house etc... I'll reply better tomorrow!
 

Advntrs1

Savannah Kitten
#5
Hi Kat! Diego is a handsome guy, I love his colors. We also have an F2 who is touch-shy, but is fully integrated into the family in every other way (we also have a pair half-SV brothers). I can tell she likes me because she follows me around, talks to me, and steals/hides my stuff while I’m at work. :roflmao: We love her so much! What adorable bonding behaviors does Diego show you?
So I've completely been MIA for awhile from here LOL. Diego, follows me, If I go upstairs he needs to see what I am doing, Blow drying my hair, typically laying nearby watching me. I go downstairs and yup must follow. Bed time routine he is right on my heels! He likes to observe me cleaning his litter and the other day as I sat there crouched over I felt something on my back that made me tense up since it surprised me. It was his front paws!!! Poor thing I scared him as I reacted to this unknown something touching me softly. That is a huge breakthrough for us. He doesn't really steal any of my personal stuff, but he has done so with guests that have left their luggage open :roflmao:. He tends to like my husbands smells (Shoes, shirts LOL). Still no touching allowed unless his face is stuffed into the jar of temptations treats:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:. I can then stroke him softly while he is intently focused on pigging out! He's 9 mos old now!

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Ninja-n-Bear

Site Supporter
#6
So I've completely been MIA for awhile from here LOL. Diego, follows me, If I go upstairs he needs to see what I am doing, Blow drying my hair, typically laying nearby watching me. I go downstairs and yup must follow. Bed time routine he is right on my heels! He likes to observe me cleaning his litter and the other day as I sat there crouched over I felt something on my back that made me tense up since it surprised me. It was his front paws!!! Poor thing I scared him as I reacted to this unknown something touching me softly. That is a huge breakthrough for us. He doesn't really steal any of my personal stuff, but he has done so with guests that have left their luggage open :roflmao:. He tends to like my husbands smells (Shoes, shirts LOL). Still no touching allowed unless his face is stuffed into the jar of temptations treats:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:. I can then stroke him softly while he is intently focused on pigging out! He's 9 mos old now!

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It sounds like Diego is coming along really well! Glad to hear he’s settled in more, and still progressing. I’ve had similar experiences with Zazu - she started licking me recently, usually while I’m making her food, and I’m allowed to pet her tail, even when she sees the hand coming! I can get body pets when she’s occupied with wand toys, never food, unless I want to lose a finger, lol!
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