Marty is a lovely tabby 5 year old that came to us in August. He was very nervous when he came to us due to his previous situation. Marty was well cared for by his previous foster carer. But because of the pandemic Marty had to be in a pen for over 6 months and therefore was overwhelmed with our home environment when he first came to us. He lived under our bed for some time and was clearly distressed at venturing from under it!
With regards to physical contact luckily Marty became very attached to us quickly and was receptive to cuddles and strokes all on his terms.
7 weeks later Marty has slowly come out of his shell, he has started to venture into the garden at night and is no longer under the bed, instead spending time with us downstairs. It has been through having a lot of patience, giving him time and letting him explore for himself. He is a beautiful cat and we are lucky to have found him.