When I opened her cage, we connected very quickly. I had been sharing Reiki with another cat in the same area and I am sure she had been feeling it.
She started rubbing against my hand right away, but then after a bit, I could see her start to become overstimulated because she is so extremely sensitive that the contact soon became too much. So I began to alternate using my hand and using a paintbrush, switching to the paintbrush when I felt she needed more space.
I mostly did circular TTouches around her head area - the top of her head, around the outside of the mouth, and under the chin, and occasionally could do a bit on her body as well, depending on her comfort level.
I use an extremely light touch with her. I generally do use a very light touch with TTouch, but particularly with sensitive and fearful animals.
She started to visibly recognize me when I opened her cage, and she seemed to look forward to the contact and connection.
I know that her condition is a serious one, but I am so glad that she is doing well for now, and that the work we do together can give her comfort and peacefulness, and that the love that we share brings such joy to us both. And I believe that the energy of love is tremendously healing.
Her face is so much more open now, and she less frightened of other people opening her cage and making contact with her. Last weekend she came out onto the lap of one of the other volunteers, rubbing her face on him:)
Thank you always Annette, you are such a thoughtful and lovely soul. I cherish our quiet moments together, and am glad that for now you are doing very well. You are a beautiful warrior, and I am so grateful to know you. Look forward to seeing you soon! xoxo