A Former Shelter Cat Learning to Trust
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Most of you who have known me since I started my blog in 2012, know that I was afraid of people and other cats even at five years old. I won’t ever know what happened to me before being dropped in the night drop box at the county kill shelter. All I know is that I feared humans and other cats. Fortunately, I was pulled at the last minute by someone who fostered me and then I was admitted to a no kill rescue.
Dad P noticed me right away when he and Mom L started volunteering in December 2011 at Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner. And I have been with them since then. My recovery progress from former trauma has been slow but steady. And I am proud to share a little bit of another step forward.
We have just moved to a different home, but I have settled in really easily. Unlike the last time we had to move. Progress.
I always share the couch with Mom L at night and I usually lie at one end and she sits on the other. Just a couple of nights ago I changed around…and moved close enough to her, and facing her, to encourage her to give my head and face a little massage.
Next thing I knew…I had completely relaxed my whole head and fell asleep with her holding my head.
Of course Mom L saw a ‘photo opportunity’…and when she removed her hand from my head…I never even moved…
Mom L just could not help herself. The next day was gonna be my time to join Sunday Selfies Blog Hop over at my pals from The Cat On My Head. And, I had not yet taken my ‘selfie’ for the blog post. Normally, what Mom L did next would have driven me immediately from the couch out of fear of being hurt or scared…but instead I hung in and let her take several ‘selfie’ photos of me with our iPhone.
And that is my small but important recovery progress I want to share with you, my caring readers. I just went back to sleep.
Trust…a wonderful feeling.