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Man Spends a Year Trying to Befriend a Stray Cat, Now They Have an Unbreakable Bond

Posted in Cat Stories - On: January 24, 2024 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: January 24, 2024  
Author:  Jan Travell

Meet Cinnabon - also known as the King of the Forest. 

This elusive feline was a challenge to approach, but one man was patient and determined to earn his trust.

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When Alex moved into his new house, the previous owner had mentioned the abundance of feral cats in the area, and advised Alex to let them be.

However, one particular cat, with its striking orange coat and pitiable state of malnourishment, consistently captured Alex's attention and tugged at his heartstrings.

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This timid and skittish feline maintained a safe distance from human contact, but Alex was resolute in his resolve to provide solace and care to this mysterious visitor.

Despite his unfamiliarity with feline customs, Alex embarked on a logical course of action: he placed food outside in the hopes that the cat would eventually find it.

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The initial move in what Alex affectionately termed "Operation Orange Cat" proved to be a resounding success.

He would watch with bated breath as the cat returned regularly, its hunger satiated by the nourishing meals he left behind.

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Months slipped by without any significant progress. The woodland monarch would partake in his meal and then vanish into the depths of the forest with the stealth of a shadow.

A mere glimpse from Alex through the glass door would send him scampering into the underbrush.

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But as they say, love and patience can conquer even the most daunting of challenges.

It took time, but eventually, the orange feline ceased its flight whenever Alex approached the glass door. The barrier of fear began to crumble.

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Alex took the next bold step in their journey together, gingerly opening the door to witness the regal cat feasting on his offerings.

Miraculously, the cat remained in place, neither bolting in terror nor allowing Alex to approach any closer.

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The next phase of their intricate operation involved the creation of a cozy cat house, and Alex's heart swelled with joy as he witnessed the cat snuggling up inside.

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 Nevertheless, bridging the gap between the cat and the human realm, convincing Cinnabon that it was safe to venture inside the house, remained a formidable challenge.

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All Alex could do was persist and maintain his unwavering patience. Then, one fateful day, a miracle unfolded before his eyes.

The untamed king finally accepted a treat from Alex's outstretched hand!

It was a momentous turning point that marked the establishment of a profound connection.

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Cinnabon, once the sovereign of the great outdoors, gingerly ventured into his newfound human friend's abode.

At first, he took only a few tentative steps, but those small strides signified a monumental achievement in their journey.

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As trust continued to blossom, Cinnabon began to embrace Alex as a reliable and caring "hooman."

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 He now shares the warmth of the house with his newfound friend, reveling in cuddles and affection that were once unfathomable to him.

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However, don't be mistaken – this boy remains the undisputed king of the woods. He loves venturing into the great outdoors, still ruling his feline kingdom.

After his outdoor escapades, he returns home and graciously announces his presence with a stately knock before strolling into his cozy abode.

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Occasionally, Alex and Cinnabon savor the wonders of the great outdoors together – the sun warming their faces, the breeze ruffling their fur!

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This harmonious partnership has transformed them both.

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Cinnabon has learned to trust, while Alex has gained a deep understanding and love of cats.

Together, they have formed an unbreakable duo known affectionately as Lex and Cinnabon. 

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Alex remarks: "They say you never choose a cat, a cat chooses you. And I definitely feel in this situation, he for sure chose me.”

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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