Originally Posted by xocats
Gracie is one tough cookie.
Xander is possibly suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome.
Last night, I could not get the picture of him hiding in fear, under the cages a PetSmart and who knows what terrifying things he suffered, before you took him under your loving care Eileen.
When he is finally in a forever home, he will begin to feel safe and learn to trust.
Xander nature is sweet and gentle.
Gracie thinks she's a tough cookie, but she mostly makes lots of noise.
I feel terrible about the whole Petsmart experience. It was clearly traumatic for Xander, but he's so sweet and friendly, we thought he'd be okay.
I hate to think about what he must have gone through on his own. He seems to be relaxing now and realize that he's safe. I just can't imagine how anyone could abandon or put out such a sweet, beautiful boy. I know it happens way too often, but everytime I meet a wonderful kitty like Xander, Cronus, Teddy or the others, I'm once again amazed at peoples' cruelty and ignorance.
Xander is a truly sweet, gentle boy and will bring some lucky person so much love and joy.