Dickie insists on giving everyone a bath, whether they like it or not (though I think he prefers fur to skin since I don’t get regular baths, just nose licks from him).
Kelly loves her baths from Dickie, though it took him a while to win her over. She is affectionate and often rubs on the other cats, but she’s timid when approached by them. Dickie’s big personality and insistence that her face was dirty eventually became a comfort to her, and sometimes he gives her quite the thorough bath.
The two frequently share the library, and that mirror provides a wonderful backdrop for this photo where you can see two views of the same bath.
At that time and in retrospect, I was so glad for that relationship between Kelly and Dickie; we’d just lost Kelly’s soul-mate Namir a year before and we all knew Peaches didn’t have long to live. Dickie brought her great comfort in the year we fostered him here.
See a few other photos of cats in the cat book library.
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