Because you can’t live without pictures of our rescued cat, I’ve got some for you.
We’ve been able to pet her on a more consistent basis. She still doesn’t leave her hiding spot under the desk, but at least she doesn’t appear terrified any longer. Kiddo#1 and I have been “allowed” to pet her, and she no longer greets our hands with a hiss the first time we reach for her.
On the downside, she no longer finds my knitting fascinating. I need to get a cat toy. She appears playful when I can encourage her to actually do it.
Still no final on the name. I’ll let you know if we ever decide. If she’s just Kitty-Kitty forever, well, it’s par for the course with us.
Here she is:
I love how he orange yields to black on her face. On her back, she’s mostly black, but in a spotted-tabby pattern rather than a more typical patchwork calico. The leg that’s tucked up is the injured one. I got a better picture of that here:
The upper part (the humerus?) is thicker and that appears to be the problem. She has no issues with me touching her upper leg or her shoulder (where she has the BB bullet) but I haven’t touched the lower part of her leg or her paw. I don’t think I have her trust yet enough to try that, just in case she’s hurting.
(I already feel bad enough that I reached out so she could sniff my finger, and she got a static electricity shock on the nose. Poor thing darted back under the desk! I apologized, but she hasn’t forgiven me yet.)
We’re making some progress, but nothing spectacular. We haven’t even considered introducing her to the other two cats yet, although they sense something’s up, and one keeps hanging around that room hoping to sneak inside.
Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes! I’ll let everyone know when she has a name.