Thank you for celebrating with us everyone!
From Abby - "Ophelia, they take out these weird things and cut my nails
They are mean! "
Susan, she has recently started jumping up and walking across our laps when we are on the sofa. She will occasionally curl up against us and sleep. She did curl up on my lap once or twice for a few minutes.
Yes, Abby came to us very skittish, and with a host of illnesses. The shelter couldn't give us any background info (or didn't want to
) She was brought back to the shelter to be spayed within a few days of us adopting her. It was a horrible experience for all of us. Any trust we had gained, we lost and then some. We also had multiple vet trips, with lots of medication that had to be given multiple times a day. I honestly think she grew to hate us during this time. She was only friendly during feeding or treat time
She has really come a long way since then, not only with us, but also with the environment. As an example, when we first got her, if she was in the closed window, and a car went by, she completely freaked out. She would run and hide either in the cellar, or under something. When it warmed up a little, and we started opening the windows, it really wasn't good. There was one time I had her outside on her leash in harness in the front yard, and I heard the UPS truck coming.
I ended up picking her up and heading for the house, but of course the truck went by while I was doing so. I received a few scratches that day.
Now, if she hears a car go by, she will run to the window to check it out.