My cat Merlin hardly spent time in plain sight. Once, he lived a scared, anxious, and hidden life.
But over the years, we’ve coaxed him out of hiding. He now rolls on his back to show us his love. He snuggles on the couch and meows pitifully if we fail to pet him enough. He loves life. He eats too much and is now dieting.
Things take time. I love learning about patience from big, scared cats. If you have one in your life, stay the course.