Some cats are most comfortable with people they’ve come to know. This does not appear to be the case for Ella, who quite happily – and extensively – posed and generally showed off for me last September, long before I had the slightest idea who she was.
As one of the doublewide regulars, I’ve had a chance to get to know her a bit better since then. Not that my impression of her has much changed – though not as blatantly pushy as some of the leg-grabbers like Prince or Spike, Ella can be bit of an extrovert when she’s in the mood for a little attention.
With such very interactive interactions as these, I was surprised to learn from Leslie just last week that Ella came to the sanctuary as a feral. As time went by, she just slowly got tamer and tamer. And so, I suppose it could be said that Ella is a cat who’s more comfortable with people she’s come to know after all, although in her case it was a matter of becoming more comfortable with people in general.