Since January I have seen Piccolo a number of times and lately he has been hanging around with the East Side Gang quite a bit. It's nice that the other four kitties don't seem to mind him being there.
The past four days Piccolo has been at the colony and it is quite possible he has decided it is a pretty good spot to hang. I hope so since I have become quite attached to him. I'm also hoping he will eventually allow me to pet him, but I have to leave that up to him.
This morning when I arrived I got the clicker out that I use to call the kitties so they know food has arrived. Doodle, Ollie and Spirit almost always hear me approaching but Jag is a heavy sleeper so I have to use the clicker to get her attention.
What I didn't see immediately was Piccolo was curled up in the straw sound asleep. He didn't hear my approach, he didn't even hear the clicker the first time I used it and it is quite loud. I had to use it a few times and to speak softly. I was concerned he would wake with a start and take off, but he didn't.
The picture below is Piccolo sound asleep while Jag walked right past him
He seemed quite relaxed this morning while I got the food out for the other kitties so I think he is becoming more comfortable with me being sort of close.
What Piccolo doesn't know is next week he is scheduled to go in to be neutered. I'm keeping my fingers crossed he sticks around so that I can keep that appointment.