We had a sort of breakthrough with Dani this week. Well, not so much a breakthrough as a revelation.
We have suspected from the beginning that Dani went through something traumatic, physically and/or psychologically before making her home with us.
The other day that theory was demonstrated through something as innocuous as changing clothes.
One morning when Mister was getting dressed he slid his belt out of a pair of unwashed pants to use with a fresh, clean pair. Just the act of Mister having a belt in hand had a chilling affect on Dani.
Dani tucked her tail and cowered, making the most heart-wrenching whimpers we’ve ever heard from any animal. Nothing she’s done up to this point has been as agonizing to witness.
I believe anyone who would abuse a defenseless animal should be condemned to the Seventh Circle of Hell.