Today, Auric will be neutered. The plan is to bring him back to the Cosy Apartment for one last night of isolation – and recovery from his surgery – and then to release him, to test his effect on the others, and the others’ effect on him. I think it will go well; Auric doesn’t strike me as an aggressive or hostile cat. I could be wrong, of course; a cat can behave much differently in the face of other felines than he does merely smelling them through a closed door. But there has been no hissing – though I don’t expect a complete absence of it – just curiosity.
It is important that Auric get along with the other beasts. Events will be happening here that demand a slightly accelerated attempt at integration, and space for continued isolation, even for periodic separation, will be at a premium. Though the Golden Boy’s hormones won’t settle for weeks after his surgery, I hope that the actual operation will be enough to engender ease, if not actual tranquility. We will see.
In the meantime, I will leave you with more images of Auric, who is one of my most photogenic of cats. (Well, maybe with the exception of the last picture…)
He is a handsome boy. Good luck with your surgery sir.ReplyDelete
Oh that last picture is too awesome!!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your procedure, Auric. I'll be interested to hear how Auric gets along with the other cats. He'll probably enjoy their company. I love the pictures you posted of him, and I especially liked the last one - it's adorable.ReplyDelete
Ah! Bless him..!xReplyDelete
Hope ALL goes well..I'm sure he'll be fine
with the others..stand by with the camera
That last photo made me laugh out loud! Yes, he's very photogenic and you are good with the camera. He shouldn't have a problem getting adopted, or could be? I would love to have another cat but three is my limit according to hubby. It's hard to believe we were a dog-only family for many years and now I am a cat only family. After my dog Maisie passed, I haven't had the heart to adopt another dog.ReplyDelete
I used to be a dog-man myself. I still love them. But, living alone in an apartment and working all day, getting a dog was impractical, so I adopted a cat - Tungsten - and couldn't live without them now.Delete
Now I'm wondering about the accelerated part of your post; what is happening?ReplyDelete
Auric is a handsome fluff; here's to a forgetful neutering, and a new adventure into the main parts of the Cozy Apartment!
Good luck to Auric today, and with the integration! Those last two pics are my favourites, he's so adorable. :-)ReplyDelete
BTW, your comments about isolation space imply you have at least one new rescue joining you very soon!
OH beautiful boy! I LOVE your pink tongue out and you look fabulous!!! Good luck today darling boy. XXXXXReplyDelete
The last photo says it all. He knows he's going under the knife!ReplyDelete
best fishez two ewe two day dood.....ReplyDelete
and mite we say yur coat iz reel lee startin ta look most awesum;
lotz oh fluffee and thick !! :) ♥♥
He is such a handsome boy!ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well today!!!
I assume that last photo was taken immediately after you told him *why* he's going to the vet...ReplyDelete
Your comment made me LOL. I think you're correct in your assumption!Delete
I hope he didn't guess... Some things in life are better left unknown, until it's too late...Delete
He is a handsome boy! The last photo made me laugh. I hope his neuter and then his integration goes well. My interest has been piqued by the need for isolation space. Do you have another foster arriving soon?ReplyDelete
We are always running late but I do hope all is well with the sweet guy.ReplyDelete
Like the others opined, I too am wondering if a new kitty will soon join the ranks of those being fostered so lovingly by yourself.ReplyDelete
Auric is very handsome...and I also had a good giggle at that last image...its like he is saying...'the vet is going to do *WHAT*????'
Auric is so handsome. We hope all went well with his neuter, and that all goes well with being released into the general population of the Cosy Apartment.ReplyDelete
How's our boy?ReplyDelete
He's doing very well. I just published an update.Delete
That last photo is priceless, love it!ReplyDelete