Jasmine (featured as Miss January in the 2013 RAPS Cat Sanctuary Calendar) has become a bit more comfortable with humans since I first blogged about her in December of 2009.
She now frequently comes into the laundry room of the doublewide at dinner time and meows to hurry up the dinner service. While still not too happy about having a hand coming any close than needed her for to sniff a fingertip (and sometimes not even that close), she's a lot calmer than she used to be about having humans moving around nearby.
Jasmine's got kidney disease in its early stages and needs to be given fluids every so often. Leslie still needs to net her to do this, but has found that she can give Jasmine her reward of a little chicken while the net's still over her (cats who need to be netted often are too scared to accept their treat until after they're released). Jasmine is extremely fond of chicken, so perhaps this has something to do with her willingness to eat it, net or no net.
Updated March 18, 2013: Jasmine's kidney disease finally got the better of her this week. Good-bye, shy pretty girl. We'll miss you.
RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.