Bernie is serene. He was timid when he first came into our home, but now he is the man about the house. No longer confining himself to the upstairs quarters, he comes down in the morning and evening to polish off the remains of the food in the other cats’ bowls and survey the territory. He rubs against our legs and says hello or “meow.” He lays against a pillow on the sofa and falls asleep. He sniffs the other cats’ noses and butts. He and Karl are as thick as thieves.
When he’s anxious–seems to happen mostly with Sylvester (our other large cat)–he shrugs his flanks.
Karl & Bernie
Now, if only he could get Karl to spend more time downstairs. His presence seems to calm him. Karl has always been a very timid, anxious cat.
(google – the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, fromThe Wizard of Oz)
Here’s hoping Bernie can imbue Karl with some courage.
Bernie, the serene, Buddha Cat.