I would like to introduce Neville. He will be staying with me for a few days. He is a cat in the care of a rescue-group associated with the Lethbridge PAW Society; his foster-guardian will be away until late Wednesday. Neville is diabetic, so I was asked to take care of him in the interval, as I have experience with diabetic cats.
Neville will live in my library for his time with me. I don’t feel that there is a point to introducing him to my beasts for such a short period. He has the usual accommodations for feline tenancy here: a water-bowl, a litter-box, a window with fresh air and a view. He will of course be served food but he is a bit fussy, and has not wanted what I have offered so far. That’s a bit of a concern, as he is quite thin.
You may notice his odd colouring. This is in fact due to the contours and depth of his hair. When found abandoned, he had developed very bad mats in his fur. The cutting job was not of the most aesthetically pleasing. His hair is very slow to grow back, but his window will be nearly closed over-night and he has a warm bed.
Neville is a very friendly fellow. He quickly consented to lie on my lap, and has been purring since his arrival. There are, perhaps, a few too many cats in his foster-home for his liking, so he may find the solitude here rejuvenating. I will of course be spending time with him. Hopefully, he won’t find his stay at the cosy apartment boring, and will think of it as a bit of a holiday. (You will note (if you click on the photographs to enlarge them) that he has his tongue stuck out; I trust it is not indicative of his opinions. He can fold it in the middle...)