Arlo seems largely unaffected by the medication, at least as far as his behavior toward people goes. He’s still the same purring, head-butting lovebug. But the difference in Lucky has been amazing. Before this, for fear of Arlo, she spent all of her time up at the top of the ramp or even hiding in the tube. She’s still shy, but, with Arlo as a physical threat removed, we’ve seen her sleeping in a cat bed on the floor or in one of the cubbyholes. Lucky’s even been noted eating and drinking during daylight hours.
Quite by accident, I’ve discovered that I’m not the only volunteer who has a weakness for our tabby-orange-and-white guy. One of our regular Tuesday morning volunteers and I were talking about some of the cats at Tabby’s Place, and she mentioned Arlo’s name, adding that the two of them ’have their little talks’ sometimes. And a weekend volunteer regularly spends as much time as she can with Arlo. It’s easy to see why when you’re in his company; he loves human attention and will head-butt you vigorously, lick your chin, and even climb onto your lap before settling down for a nap.
Given Arlo’s affectionate behavior toward people, we continue to hope he’ll be adopted. Meantime, sponsorship like yours helps us care for him. Thank you. May your holidays be bright and your New Year happy!