Now that’s a switch. It’s usually “Uncle Jonesy”.
Murphy has always disliked having kittens around (really, fosters of any kind). The occasional orphan would be tolerated but that’s as far as he’d go. Clearly, there’s something different about these two. First, there was the whole rushing to avenge Casey thing. Then I saw this:
Yes, he was whacking Ethan on the head — but gently and playfully. (I think if Ethan felt afraid he would have run away.) And if you look in the last two pictures, he’s swishing his tail for Casey! He played with them for quite a while when he could easily have escaped. I also saw him playing with Ethan’s tail one day. Getting mellow in his middle/old age?
Aside: the bags that Ethan is sitting on are my first donation for next year’s Bowlathon! Already! And I’ve had them about a month. Really have to find a better place for them, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to store any and all Bowlathon stuff at the new Volunteer Centre.