He did love his Mario though, and could often be seen sleeping with him. Here's a photo of the two of them that I originally posted in 2009.
|Mario and Teddy|
photo provided by RAPS
In the mean time, she's been spending time trying to draw him out with treats and quiet pats. Luckily, Teddy does sometimes allow a little human contact if approached slowly and not made to feel anxious. Tonight he let me stroke his head and give him chin scratches. After a little while, he even purred.
With a little help from staff and from our kitty comforters, who work with cats at the sanctuary who need a bit of extra help trusting people, Teddy might just accept a little human friendship into his life.