Namerovsky is starting to show more personality. Yes, that's possible. I'm starting to realize how much he was in shock when he first got here; all that clinging behavior was just fear. He's much more independent now. After something upsets or scares him, he goes back to being something close to a "lap cat" (I never was quite sure what that means, I'd like to know actually), but now usually prefers to be around, but not sticking to me.
Since the car accident, he has had several other adventures, not all photographed. He has:
* Fallen onto a cactus
* Got a cut on his nose, which we assumed was a fight, but turned out to be something else entirely
* Brought me a present tonight
* Had a party. One night I came home really late, and didn't think he'd be around. He had realized the entertainment venue potential of the Mishkan garden, and had many cats over. I broke up the party and he had to come home.
* Played with some neighbor kittens and their mom, while pretending not to know me.
Without further ado:
Toilet training device under investigation:
(Yes, he has the entire half-bath to himself lately.)
Then, B.B. Av brought me a gift in a bag after grocery shopping:
It's a cat!
Namerovsky is a bad-ass who gets into fights. Note the cut on his nose (you might have to open the picture separately). There was another one in the middle of the nose:
Later, I found tiny nose-shaped bloody prints on the sides of the tub. I think he was investigating and poked my razor with his nose.
Tonight, he brought me a gift for the very first time: