My Cape Town hosts happen to share their home with a cat. It is an elderly tortoiseshell cat with a white tummy and soft white paws.
I must confess that I was a little fearful at first.
You know how cats can be – razor sharp teeth and claws that can tear into you at the slightest provocation. Or when they get carried away while you’re giving them a tummy rub.
They are sooo unpredictable.
Anyway, Reggie introduced me to Tuffy-Cat, and I am relieved to report that Tuffy-Cat was most polite.
She sniffed me all over, and then gently rubbed her cheek against me.
It seems I have been accepted and welcomed.