Simon is doing very well. I think he's relaxed and pretty happy.
He is still a biter- I think he always will be... but the bites are "airbites" that don't actually connect or very soft bites. No bites that hurt or draw blood.
I'm working on picking him up. He gets scared and very stiff when I pick him up so we're doing that gently and briefly daily. I'm also working on touching his paws and cutting nails. Something interesting about Simon is that he doesn't have normal fear responses- he doesn't run away or hide from things he's scared of. For example, the vacuum cleaner. He is visibly scared but looks like he doesn't know what to do. I've been calling him away from stressful things- like calling him to a quiet room then going to vacuum. It seems to be working but I think he's more like a dog and will need an adopter who will monitor his stress and remove him from stressful situations because he won't remove himself.
He loves to play with the wand toy so I'll try to get some video of him playing. He also made a game where he took a crumpled-up paper receipt into the bathtub and plays with it there. He loves this game and I hear him playing it all the time by himself. I'll try to get some cute videos of him doing that.
Simon needs a gentle, loving, and patient human to call his own. He is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, and tested positive for FIV.
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