Renn is ambivalent about Parker. Sometimes, he will creep up to my foster-cat and sniff him, before trotting away, as if he were a boy who had touched something he shouldn’t have. Other times - if, for instance, he is blocked by the orange-boy from going somewhere - he will give his low whining growl. Then again, lying near to Parker usually poses no problem.
That was the case here. Parker was on my lap as I relaxed on the couch in the sitting room. Renn jumped up to occupy his usual corner, though he was wary of Parker's presence. But neither cat minded their tails touching, despite my newest roommate’s habit of slapping his tail even in repose, no matter what his mood.
This lasted for several minutes. After that, my big boy departed for lonelier spots. The sturdy-boy may But that must start somewhere - even at a cat’s tail end.