Nelson has finally started to get used to the idea that he's got some human friends at the sanctuary and will now and then initiate cuddles himself rather than waiting passively without much expectation. Getting it through to him that he might have a cat friend or two, though, might take a bit of time.
Nelson was enjoying a cuddle with a volunteer on Monday night when Lucy became interested in the proceedings and drifted over to get in on the action.
Surprisingly, although Lucy was certainly interested in getting some human cuddles, it was Nelson's attention she tried the hardest to get. And she did have to try hard. Despite several luxurious cat dances for his benefit and an emphatic presentation of her behind for him to sniff, Nelson remained totally oblivious. Only when she threw caution to the wind and started grooming his face and ears did he finally realize that this pretty lady might actually be interested in him and give her a few licks in return.
Might this be the start of a beautiful friendship? It's too early to tell yet, but I hope so. It would do them both good.
RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.