“Most pets that have been fed at home in a dish don’t know how to hunt and fight for their own food,” Lisa said. “So, they end up starving.” Linda said one of the cats, a male later named Onyx, came right to her. On the other hand, his sister seemed “much more traumatized,” but she finally caught her, matched her up with her presumed brother, and took them to Lisa.
“Onyx is quite the character,” Lisa said. Instead of the usual meowing cats do to communicate with their pet parents, he typically “chirps.” She explained that the female, named Hematite, is “sweet…but she’s terrified.” When describing her relationship with Hematite, Lisa compared it to the romantic drama film, The Notebook. Every day when Lisa wakes up to greet her, it’s like Hematite forgets who she is. “We have to go through this whole introduction for her to warm up to me,” she explained. Then, Hematite allows Lisa to pet her but will often run off in an anxious flight, only to return later. “She’s definitely very skittish.” She said Hematite is “far from aggressive” but is essentially “afraid of her own shadow.”