The prison cat project was featured again today in the newspaper. Bob Wilson wrote an article in the Opinion / Viewpoints section of the Durham News. The piece is titled "A Timeless Story of Cats and Cons". He also references a great project at the Indiana State Prison with the inmates and cats. It's great. Check out the article here:
Runt is adapting nicely. She lets me put her all over. Twinkletoes is coming around but a little slower but I can reach and pet her with no issues. Bobo and Smokey - the older of the cats we took in - are slower to adjust. I can reach in and pet Bobo but he's scared. When he looks directly at me, I blink slowly and then look away to let him know I'm not a threat. Smokey - who gave high fives to inmates - isn't so sure he likes the indoors but he likes his nice cushy bed! And they love cat treat. They think Temptations Tuna treats are the bomb!!