Some pictures tell the proverbial thousand words.
Other pictures beg for a blog post. And so it was that I came to beg our very own nik11676 to pen a piece on a photo that was too-cute-to-be-true…except that it’s true. You’re in for a beautifully-written belly bonanza…
“As a Tabby’s Place volunteer, I’m a regular over in Suite A, where I have the interesting task of being one of Dobro‘s socializers.
“While he is definitely coming around (though slowly), I often spend my time playing with the other kitties in the room…..namely Pikachu, Miyagi, and Valencia. This is a tough room to work in, as I’m sure many of you know! Presently, Pikachu and Miyagi are the only ones I can actually pet.
“On one of my many visits to Tabby’s Place, I was asked by a certain staff member (who may or may not be the awesome blog writer) if I could pet Pikachu’s belly. She had heard a rumor that someone had done it. I figured it was a worth a shot. After all, I wouldn’t be petting Dobro’s belly anytime soon!
“So I headed off to Suite A, determined to give it a try. Dobro happened to be cuddled up right next to Pikachu when I walked in. I gave Dobro my usual sweet little chat about how much I adore him, and leaned in towards Pikachu (hoping that Dobro would not feel the need to “protect” his friend!).
“Miracle upon miracles, Dobro just sauntered off. I started petting adorable Pikachu, and I told him ‘alright, Pika, give me the belly.’ Sure enough…he did! I couldn’t get the camera out fast enough! My first attempt led to my losing the Pika belly, as he seemed startled. I had to calmly get the camera ready, then move in for another belly rub. Thankfully, Pika is a ‘belly boy,’ and the desire for a belly rub won out over his fear of my fumbling the camera. 🙂
“I happen to have my own ‘belly boy’ at home. There is nothing cuter or more special than a cat showing how much he loves and trusts you by letting you pet his belly!! My ‘belly boy’ would not approve if I didn’t also include his picture, and so here is my Mr. Wolf. 🙂 “
Thank you, Nikki, Mr. Wolf, and most of all Pikachu, for the sunniest, belly-est blog post east of the Mississippi. Nikki, you should only know how your love – and your belly-smooshes – are readying Pikachu for his forever family. With belly moments like this, “forever” can’t be far off for our most marmalade Okinawan. And, who’s to say that roomie Dobro isn’t watching and wondering about this thing called love?