Saturday, June 13, 2009
Abuse Is Unforgettable
Rita and Larry were strays, abandoned at my house by their mom. Although I never really liked cats, I couldn't let these two little babies die in the winter, so we took them in. We've given them love, food, care and a safe environment to live in, but they are always careful. Larry is afraid of strangers and hides whenever the doorbell rings and when we have company. He does cuddle with us and seems to be happy around us. Rita is aloof. She is always on guard and doesn't let anyone hold her or pick her up. I have no idea what happened to them before we took them in, but I suspect there might have been some abuse, somewhere.
Cats never forget the treatment they have been subjected to. I think I finally understand how Rita and Larry feel.