When a group of cats was trapped in East Vancouver a number of years ago, the tamest of them, our now famous Mario, was kept indoors where staff could work with him further. The other, shier, cats were released into one of the back pens, Tawny among them.
Leslie thinks Tawny may even be Mario’s brother – entirely possible since they came from the same place.
RAPS staff did later get a chance to work with Tawny and help him become more comfortable around people when he was ill and had to be caged for treatment. Now, while still a bit on the skittish side, he’ll allow himself to be approached. When it comes to people he knows, stroking is quite OK too.
Even so, like Mario, it’s still his cat friends he loves best.