It's evident that food and water goes a long way to keep a little kittie going - and I am delighted at how much weight both Rosie and Rufus has both gained, but what thrills me most of all is the softness that has appeared in their eyes. It's just plain evident that human love, kindness and tenderness feeds something into those little souls that not even the best of quality foods can bring about. And doesn't it make you wonder what it is that looks out of those eyes when you see them go soft?? That's what I work for.
This morning I noticed in Rufus' eyes what I saw in Rosie's eyes a few weeks ago (in my last post about Rosie). I treasure it - I truly do, softness. And yet, on top of that, I still feel compelled to go back and look at those early photos of Rosie. Her transformation is amazing. Just look at this photo from this morning. Five weeks on from when I fist saw these two.
At first they didn't recognise each other but they now play and romp and get excited together. Before their lives evolved around surviving between meals - no room for playing. They're such perfect therapy for each other. Rosie was very quiet before but she has become a boisterous little girl (a trait from Rufus) and I believe Rosie has demonstrated to Rufus that it's okay to trust a human hand. He's become quite confident when a hands comes his way for a cuddle.
"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair
but manifestations of strength and resolution"