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25 Nov, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Don't care if you're a cat person or not. This kitty has had no affection her entire life. She's a feral cat who has fought to exist. We're not allowed to touch her. Or get near her. But she comes in now, and has decided we won't murder her.

Look at those eyes. She is boss cat❤️ Kitty sitting upright and defiant.
She was so hungry when she turned up. But she already had fire.

Y'all on Twitter worried about her getting preggo, but we watched her kick the shit out of all the bro cats who tried.

We hope she'll accept she has a home with us. But that means catching her which is hard.
In the meantime she will always find food here. She lets us get with a couple of feet of her which we accept is a big trust ask.

And if we don't provide food at the exact times she mandates she only chirrups in disappointment, not annoyance. Which we accept is an honour. 😆
Bit she is her own boss. We accept that. I admire that.

Life has fucked her. And she takes no shit. She trusts when she she feels it is earned. But she knows her own mind. And she will NOT be beaten.

That's why I like her.

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