A cat in a shell... Scared of her own shadow. Abused by other animals. A few high strung dogs. An orange bully Tom Cat that attacked her constantly. She was living her first few years underneath, behind furniture, and hiding in closets.
Astro... Yeah yeah, we know, dumb name for a cat. The neighbor lady that we rescued Astro from. Her grandson named it. We call her Stro's since we got her. She responds to both.
Since she came to live with us at the Pookyville Cat Ranch. She has slowly become more confident and brave. The shadows she ran and hid from. She now chases and pounces on. From a cat you could not touch, and if you grabbed a hold of would freak out so bad she would pee. Is now a cat that will sleep with us. Purrs quietly while laying next to us on the sofa. Plays both rough and lovingly with the other cats. She still will flinch and pull back at the touch of a human hand. She is 5 years old now. Stros is slowly and steadily becoming a confident, loving kitty.