The Guardians continue to work with Theo to bring him out of the shadows and into the light. It’s slow going, as it was with Me, but they are seeing some progress. He no longer runs at the sight of them. He still keeps a wary eye on them, but you can see that the seed of trust is beginning to take hold. He even returns “kitty kissy eyes” to them now and then.
It is heartbreaking to watch Theo struggle. His is the story of millions of cats that have been abandoned to the shadows. His life of stress and despair is evident in his overly lanky body and the scabs of recent fights and the scars of fights past pepper his face and ears.
I looked out the door last night and was surprised to find Theo looking in at Me. He had jumped up on a chair that Mama Cat usually sits on, and he peeked around the Toastinator that Mama lays under. I hoped this was a sign of curiosity, a sign that he was curious what awaited him on the inside.
I hope to report someday that Theo has been swept up in The Capture and his time in the shadows have come to an end. Until that day, the Guardians’ work with him continues under My watchful eye.
So Sayeth Otis