Ashka! The grey lady from LA who had never had a life! I've been working closely with communicator July Berrin on how to help her. Ashka had no idea how to live, what to do. She had been shut down emotionally. Her last eighteen months were spent under a tarp in a room in the 'caretaker''s house. Yes. July heard of her, that she was to be killed because her caretaker could not cure her chronic diarrhea. Yes, again. She came to me, (has never had loose stool here), and is starting to blossom.
So, Ashka was at first in a big cage, in the living room, so that she could feel safe, and could observe those of us living our lives. She told July that she didn't know how, what to do. She feared being approached and could not be touched. July said to bring new things to her, to bring bits of the world to her Ashka was eager to investigate these new things. Then, something wonderful happened! A woman brought little Luna here...seen below with Ashka. Luna, according to July, had been present when a predator, likely a dog, had killed her mother and siblings. I'll spare you the terrible details, but Luna survived, and it was not till almost two weeks later that she was found, exhausted, and traumatized. She was a bundle of blind fear...every touch sent her onto her back, teeth bared, all claws out...bless her. She could be held, however, and came to understand that I would not hurt her. She ate well...is strong and smart! Best of all, she and Luna have helped one another heal from their traumas. Here they are together, when they were still in the cage.
Today, after six weeks (seemed longer) she is coming out into the living room on a regular basis...fine with the other cats...talking, asking...Luna has not been staying with Ashka for a week now, which may be in a deliberate effort to lure Ashka out...Luna has recovered pretty well. She purrs now, and is finally able to play with the others without reverting to panic mode. Life is good for them now.