Every night I fear something will happen to one of them overnight and I may never see them again. So, seeing them all safe and sound in the morning is such a delight!
All three cats are usually bedded down, each on their own heating pad on the back porch, waiting for breakfast to arrive. When they hear me in the mudroom, they begin to stir and stretch. Oliver waits right by the mudroom door on the sisal mat that he loves. Pierre is a short distance off and MK waits by the back porch door just incase he needs to bolt.
Even before I'm done scooping the wet food out of the can, Oliver starts in. He always starts eating first, he needs to get some because when Pierre and MK come over he lets them have the remainder. He's a very generous cat. Sometimes while Oliver is eating and I'm still filling the bowl, Pierre comes over to me and eats some too, being very much at ease with being just inches away from me.
I share with you back in June that when I held out a finger to Pierre he would raise his paw and touch my finger. Now, Pierre has started to initiate contact! While I'm filling the bowl, he comes right up to me and reaches his paw out to touch my hand!! He's done this several times now and it melts my heart each time. He's even started sniffing my fingers. Earning their trust fills my heart with joy.
MK in these pictures cracks me up. He always does this when I try to get pictures of them all. He's the one on the back who's looking every direction except at the camera! Silly ferals!