Sorry I'm behind, guys. Sonia sent this two days ago and I'm just getting it up!
Hi Bev and Lisa,
Justice is doing fine! He won't allow me to touch him yet.
After all he's been through with the pain of a urinary infection, needles, traveling and a whole new environment (not to mention getting him out of my the car at my farm, all the sounds he's never heard before as we walked to the door to my house). He heard a 150 pound barking dog, lots of kitties meowing and a big Mr. Peacock honking, it's very understandable that he's not feeling very safe. I can only imagine what was going through his head. I'm sure it had to be very terrifying.
He is eating all his tuna, with the antibiotic medication mixed up with it, very well [Sonia's solution to medicating him when he wouldn't let her touch him]. He is urinating in the litter box but has not had a bowel movement. J is still very quick with his claws. I have a very trustworthy pair of gloves that he can't get through. I'm hoping eventually he will just give up and let me pet him. It may take some time to gain his trust but I won't give up on him.
He's very handsome and his eyes are beautiful (I can tell he is scared and defensive and not mean through those big eyes). He appears to be a big ferocious mountain lion now (his growl is very deep) but soon he will be a lovable purring mountain lion. :-) My Mom and Kevin came down to my house last night. Mom sat down with Justice for a long time talking to him while I was outside doing my farm work. He was definitely less hissy and growly afterwards.
Lisa, I will take pics this week and we will take it from there.