Bob is a rescue who showed up with Awesome Louie a few years ago. We could tell he had been abused, so we gave him a lot of extra TLC to help him get used to us. Initially, he was afraid to be held and would bite us - not hard enough to break the skin, just enough to let us know he didn't want to be held. We learned not to look into his eyes once we were able to hold him as this made him very anxious and afraid. While I don't know exactly what happened to him, I suspect he was thrown or dropped by the people who lived with before.
It took almost a year to win him over and to get him to trust us enough to pick him up and not panic. I admit we used treats to reward him when he had good behavior, though I think he quickly became addicted to them.
When Spicy arrived on the scene, he became her buddy. They almost always took naps together and groomed each other. I think he was glad that he finally had someone to hang out with.
Lately, he has become my shadow. He sticks to me like glue and follows me everywhere in the house. I wonder if he thinks that I have hid Spicy somewhere, or maybe he thinks that I'll disappear too.
Of course I won't abandon him, and I'll have to get used to him pushing his head under my elbow while I write, as well as his desire to chew on my pencils and pens. He always wants to be noticed.
Bob was featured in my book, A Cat Taught Me That. He was pictured lying on a video remote control. I swear, he can sleep on anything and in any position.
I'll leave you with a recent photo of him, and I'll be sharing more about this funny and loving kitty again soon!