Twitch was my cat for almost 18 years. She was always a bit skittish, but I know that she loved me. She showed it in subtle ways that took a long time to recognize. When I first got her, she hid for more than a week. Eventually, she came out. She never really liked sitting in my lap or being picked up. I called her a Ten Foot Pole Cat. She liked to be scratched, though. Under her chin, behind her ears, and around her neck. She would always greet me with a loud meow when I got home.
I don’t know what else to say about Twitch. I’ll miss her terribly, she was a part of my life for a long time. The best things about her aren’t things that I can express on a page.