Hello lovely Cat Chatters, I have a random thought going on. I’m obviously well renowned for worrying about *everything* to do with Oscar. I’ve been thinking about his former life though, sparked by a couple of things. Firstly, you might have seen how I’ve been wondering why, after his overnight vet stay, he’s not really left us and didn’t behave like he usually does after a vet trip (and he’s had a lot!) as he didn’t go upstairs and under the bed in his safe room. I have been worrying he thought he’d been dumped (again!) and wanted to make sure he’s with us? I don’t know. Secondly, after Charity helped her recently cat bereaved friend adopt Orlando. That poor cat had been taken to the vet to be PTS for goodness sake! He was starved and yet STILL he has been with his new mum since Thursday and he’s on her lap and her bed and LOVING it! One might presume (perhaps incorrectly) that an unwanted cat, starved, would be wary? Which led me to thinking what the actual **** did the people who had Oscar before us do to him? He was underweight and scraggy and bitey and wouldn’t tolerate being touched and you all know how excited I get when he shows us any change in affection. When he let me hold his hand the other week, after over two years, it almost reduced me to tears! Husband always says he’d like to know where he lived and how he was treated but I don’t think I do. I can’t do anything about it - I think Oscar knows now that he is loved and we take care of him. He certainly seems comfy currently I must confess I am jealous (or maybe envious rather than jealous) when I see FB posts from people who’ve adopted cats from Oscar’s rescue, that within days are on laps and accepting cuddles...having said that, I wouldn’t swap our boy for anything in the world. I think that if he’d not been taken to the rescue, he wouldn’t be alive now, with all his issues. Anyway. Is it just me that ponders the former life of a rescue cat, or is anyone else such a worry-wort?