Samantha's former "owner" has moved back into the neighborhood and came by. I had heard several months ago they were moving back and knew she would be coming by. I really wondered if Samantha would remember her and run hide from her like she use to. She was a terrible cat mom and did not take care of Samantha at all, darn near letting her starve to death. Had I not been living here, she woulds have died of thirst and hunger.
Anyway, she came by and all my girls came out to meet our company as they always do, even Samantha! Samantha let her pet her and was not afraid of her at all! I think in the 8 years she has lived with me, she has forgotten her first 2 years of life with that person. I am SO glad that she has forgotten her and won't be terrified every time this person drops by, which I hope won't be to often.
I had to dig out Samantha's paperwork from the vets to see how long she has been here and was stunned to realize she has been with me for EIGHT YEARS! Add the 2 years she begged at my front door to be mine, that makes her TEN YEARS OLD! I am stunned again! Where did that time go? She is so small and playful that I still think of her as a kitten, except when I look at those whiskers that have turned white.
I thank God she has forgotten the first 2 years of her life, how neglected she was and how she was mistreated. We are just SO glad we are together and she shows me every day how much she loves me.
My beautiful little blackie.