After an absence of a couple of months, Katniss finally made an appearance a couple of nights ago. The first night, I did not notice anything but when she came during the afternoon of the following day, I realised that one of her legs had a deep gash. However, it was healing. Thank goodness. She is recovering and can come visit me.
In most of the religions I know, caring for animals (especially injured ones) is merit worthy. For me, I care for them because I love them and not for the sake of merit.