Thomas is still being a very shy kitty, and probably will be for quite some time, but he is doing very well so far now that he is no longer in Limbo. The Brothers and I still go in to visit him regularly with the Guardians, and in between official visits I spend a lot of time talking to him at the door to Kitty Valhalla. I always assume a very non-confrontational posture when I visit with him though so I don’t intimidate him with My Leaderesness… or maybe the correct word is “Leaderosity”. I’m not really sure.
I think My efforts are paying off too. Thomas seems less inclined to run and hide even when I am up close and personal with him. He really is quite a handsome kitty! I think he is going to fit in very well with The Brothers and I!
One thing that The Guardians have realized is that Thomas is still on a nocturnal schedule. He spends most of the day sleeping in a comfortable cubby hole, but he comes out at night to play and explore his accommodations. At night, he’ll even sit out in the open on The Sacred White Cloud of Eternal Comfiness which, by the way, has returned to its former glory after a brief stint as Brother Henry’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcloud.
So, for those of you who were wondering about him, our little Doubting Thomas is doing just fine. He still has doubts, and may hold onto them for a long time. His neglectful former guardians really did a number on him, and we still have to exorcise some of the resulting demons before we will finally be able to see his True Spirit. I thoroughly believe he is still in there, and I am extremely anxious to meet him.