It was just before feeding time when I decided to drop in to one of the back pens and introduce myself to some new-to-me cats. While most of the cats were milling around expecting me to drop some chicken and liver pate, I disappointed them all by offering nothing but affection and the chance to shine in front of the camera. All the while, a large black and white cat who I later learned was called Capilano watched on from a corner of the pen.
It would be hard to miss Capilano as he is a rather round cat with a sort of God-father-esque demeanour. A small collection of cats positioned themselves around him after they finished with their dinners. One cat Katie seemed particularly attached to Capilano, following him around and sitting next to him when she could.
|Athena, Katie and Capilano|
|Capilano and Katie|
Although he still isn’t much interested in people he does look quite content with his cat buddies. It is interesting to see how a change in environment can change a cat’s manner. From ferocious hissing to tolerating a photo-op, I have to wonder how well we think we know cats sometimes and how different they might be in the right circumstances.