Arlo has not had a stellar month. His health continues to be good and he’s enjoyed time in the solarium in fair weather, but suite-mate Nuttin’ has been very aggressive toward him (in fact, Nuttin’ has been so aggressive toward the residents of the FIV+ suite that we’ve started him on medication). Nuttin’ beat up Arlo pretty badly at least once during the past thirty days, and it may have happened more than that. Unhappily, Arlo continues to take out his frustration on suite-mate Penelope, and I’ve had to break up a ’stare down’ situation between these two several times.
This is very disappointing for all of us, as you can imagine. When he’s with people, Arlo is a sweet boy, who responds beautifully to attention. He’ll climb onto you, head-butt your chin, and occasionally give you a quick lick on the hands. Sit on the floor near him, and he’ll usually end up tucking his paws under him and settling down for a nap partly on your lap, purring continuously and looking a bit like a miniature sphinx. I especially like the way he seems to take pains to curl his tail carefully round his feet when he sits up; it’s as if he knows that makes him even more appealing.
I’m hoping Arlo will be adopted soon. In the meantime, I’m grateful to you for helping us care for him.