Not long after Katie rescued a stray kitten from a parking lot, she began to wonder if she was in over her head. In all her time rescuing animals, she had never encountered an animal as scared as little Luci.
“I don’t want to beat around the bush, she was mean as hell,” said Katie. But Katie did not let that get in the way of her compassion for the scared kitten.
Katie continued to feed and care for the kitten. “We were both equally nervous and apprehensive of one another,” said Katie. But as Luci’s fear melted away, Katie saw the first glimmers of hope.
After Luci had some food in her, the cat let Katie pet her without hissing as she had before. But Katie still had work to do if she wanted to win over this nervous cat.
A few weeks after Luci arrived, Katie could pet the kitten without being hissed at, but she decided to use food to help her win the kitten’s trust. “And so, hunger was an incentive for her to get used to me,” said Katie.
After two months of working with the stray kitten, Luci was like a different cat. “I saw her really start to trust me,” said Katie. “She’s come such a long way, and she really is very sweet.”
Luci played with Katie and snuggled with her every night. “She gets unlimited snuggle time,” said Katie. “The progress was slow, but it was definitely really worth all the effort.”