Shy and unsure at first (not to mention scared to death of Molly) every day we see a bit more of his playful and affectionate personality.
It has become quite obvious to us that he was loved and cared for by someone gentle and kind and had a lot of happy years with them before unfortunate circumstances landed him in the shelter. That must have been such a sad day for everyone.
He and Molly have established a peaceful coexistence and spend a good portion of their days in close proximity to one another; who knows, maybe someday they will actually cuddle.
And this is sort of funny to me: after 30+ years living with the roundest, squishiest, softy, girly, short and petite little female cats - I just noticed that someone long, tall and lean showed up in a recent brainstorming sketchbook page. It's funny, my sweet artist friend Mary Lou recently congratulated me on the new addition to the family and mentioned she was looking forward to seeing how he influenced my art. I thought, oh that's a very nice thing to say, but I can't imagine this strange old cat is going to change anything about the way I draw...
I'm often wrong.
Both Ted and Molly came to us from PAWS. We can't imagine what it would be like to not have these 2 special souls in our life; they were meant to be here. When you are next looking to add a fuzzy friend to your family, please, please, please first consider adopting a rescued pet and support your local shelters and rescue organizations.