A Gentle Hand Earns Lasting Trust

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Editor:

Chandra Cushman of the Humane Society of Central Arizona debunks a number of myths about cats and rightfully so.

She mentions, for example, that cats don’t always land on their feet when dropped and in fact they may be injured if they are dropped from too great a height, or if unable to twist themselves around because of ill health, or being startled, or being dropped from too low a height.

She forgot one thing: Children should be instructed to never drop a cat to prove this feline ability to land on its feet, even on a soft surface like a bed. If they do, the cat will never fully trust a human being again. And there is no trust like that of a kitty for its favorite human, if it is treated right.

Donald L. Cline

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