When Chour gently touched Sanie’s head, she froze, probably wondering if he was going to kill her. But Chour was patient. He spoke to her in a soft, soothing voice, telling her that she was safe — and Sanie seemed to understand. When Chour put his hand beneath her belly, she allowed him to take her into his arms.
“When I got out of the cage, she was still terrified, and she was looking at the butcher,” Chour said. “But after I turned my back to him, she pushed herself against me, and put her head under mine.”