I think they do, or why would a cat respond to teasing, taunting and cruelty they way they do?
Princess is very loving right now, but obviously "under the weather" after her surgery.
So far, she is not expressing a desire for the meds, but I will give them to her anyway. She has allowed some soft scratches and admiration. She is out of hiding.
I just hope all this doesn't send her back into hiding and scaredy-cat behaviors.
She has to go back in 2 weeks to have the stitches removed. There don't appear to be as many stitches this time, and the ear seems to be standing up a bit better than the other one. The vet did NOT give me the anti-fungal ointment this time, just some pain drops. I will probably put some antibiotic ointment on it to keep the area soft and keep the itching down for her. The antibiotics in the ointment will help her heal, too.
I'll keep you posted!