When Au moved in with us some 7 years ago, he was a very shy kitty. While he’s still shy of strangers, he is completely relaxed in the company of his own family. In fact, he’s so darn relaxed and lazy that he lolls about on the sofa like a royal potentate.
There was a bit on Animal Planet recently that warned domestic cats share the wild cat's instinct for self-preservation. Never, the seriously hushed announcer said dramatically, does the domestic cat truly relax his guard.
Right. And this is the sight of a cat on guard. I don't think so!