One more than one occasion I’ve seen the sanctuary’s Mr. Popularity, Mario, lying semi-squashed under his adoring fan Nelly. This he accepts with quiet grace. And what does he get in return for being a great furry pillow? Apparently, at very least, a thorough grooming.
When I came across them last week, Nelly was in the midst of giving her beloved a most adoringly meticulous wash.
Nelly remains determined to not have anything to do with humans beyond a wide-eyed and hostile stare, but she does love her Mario.