A few days later, Ricki’s two brothers (they are not orthodox) showed up to visit, bringing with them their small “pug” dog. As far as Ricki was concerned (at least at first), it could have been a lion in the living room. The most she would do was talk to the dog, or throw him a toy, from a safe DISTANCE.
Then another relative brought, the next day, a black kitten. As He entered, Ricki froze.
NO, she did not want to pet the cat.
NO, she did not want to feed the cat.
Her mind is made up.