Slinky Malinki, our shiny black kitty, arrived a few years back. Her haunting green eyes, spoke of unhappy lives; slight moves put her on the attack.
We fed her each day; she would eat and run away, returning each night for a meal.
Should I venture a reach? She would greet me with teeth, trying to pet her lost all its appeal.
Slinky gradually came ‘round, but remains leery and unbound, affection is given with care.
Now she sleeps near my pillow and head-butts my face, it’s hands she continues to fear. Each passing year, a little less fear, what I wouldn’t give to let her know she’s safe.
Did you know:
- Cats head-butt as a way of showing affection.
- Feral cats can be tamed. Here is an informative, compassionate article written by The Lucky Few
- We named our Slinky after a wonderful children’s book: Slinky Malinki by New Zealand writer Lynley Dodd