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Tamarind and Chutney

Tamarind and Chutney

February 26, 2021

We adopted Tamarind and Chutney, bonded siblings that were living on the street for their whole little one year old lives.

Tamarind and Chutney were considered a special case because they had very little human interaction and socialization and were quite scared of the human world. Their story is what got us, and then looking at the pictures we knew we had to bring them home. Toronto Humane Society, as well as the amazing foster they were living with at the time, gave us so much training information and help in anticipation for their arrival. We knew it was going to be a lot of work, but it would be worth it.

Tamarind went from hissing every time we entered the room to now eating treats from our hand, jumping on the bed with us and we’ve even gotten a few pets in! She loves to be around us, being spoken to and is always watching. The space between us is getting smaller and smaller. She loves to play and explore so much, and I love watching the human world become interesting to her instead of scary. I can’t wait to see where we’re at with her in a few more months - you can truly see she wants to engage more but she’s still a little hesitant.

Her brother Chutney is a few steps behind her as we expected due to his anxiety, but he’s slowly but surely coming around. He has started to come around and explore a little bit more but is still enjoying his time in the sanctuary room as much as he can. He is still a night owl. He still enjoys playing with us
from a distance and follows Tamarinds lead, plus the hissing is now at a minimum!

We’re so happy we chose them, all the progress we’ve seen has made all the hard moments worth it. They love each other so much and I can’t wait for them to feel that close to us one day. I really want to thank Toronto Humane Society, and the foster Curtis, for all the work they’ve done with them, as it
definitely made our process a lot smoother.