A couple of weeks ago, Rufus came to visit me in the bedroom. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. In truth, I lured him into exploring with copious quantities of petting.
But the point is, he made it into the bedroom.
As you can see, he was under close observation* by Watanuki, who considers the entire house to be his territory.
* If you’ve never seen cats playing the “I’m not looking at you, so you damn well better not move a muscle” game, I pity you. It’s hilarious.
Eventually Rufus retreated to his familiar territory upstairs, and he hasn’t been back downstairs since. But it’s still progress.
His new den has been rather more successful. It took him about half a day to decide it was a great hangout.
Mind you, we had intended him to sit on top of it so he could look out the window, but so far he’s not interested.
Which may be a good thing, as someone else is.
Surprisingly, their interactions have been peaceful.
‘Nuki occasionally tries to figure out what’s going on underneath him.
Fortunately, he’s a bit unclear on the concept.
I don’t think Rufus even noticed Mr. Knuckles’ investigation.