HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
I am so proud of my sisfur Katie. Like me, her early life was filled with trauma that told her humans were no trustworthy. Unlike me, Katie lived through that trauma in the first five months of her life and I, I lived it for the first five years.
We don’t know what happened to me, but we do know what happened to Katie and all of us, especially Mom L and Dad P have been working on encouraging her to reveal more and more of her REAL SELF. And she is!!
When we fostered Katie after her rescue from a horrible hoarding situation, she lived in Mom L’s office and she grew to love throwing herself down so’s Mom L could rub her belly from head to toes. But then she went through that terrible time of two round of ring worm, and then being returned three times by uncaring “adopters” and so she decided that belly rubs were no longer safe.
Hallelujah! Katie is starting to live those belly rubs again. Dad P has been working on her for about two months now, and he has turned this into her new nightly routing after her evening play time.
Oh wait! Dad P??!! Where did you go?
Once in a while Mom L can do this, but mostly Katie only allows Dad P right now. You see, Katie’s abusive hoarder was a female human and Katie still doesn’t trust Mom L as much as she does Dad P. Makes Mom L sad and she gets leaky eyes sometimes. I hope Katie will learn like I have that Mom L is gentle and kind and loves us.
All the while Dad P is petting and brushing Katie, she rolls and rolls and rolls on our living room rug. She does it so much that Dad P has to vacuum it every other day because she rubs her loose furs off!!! MOL
Did any of my readers have to overcome the trust issue with your humans? Let me hear your stories in comments purrlease.