Sweet Harvey was very social yesterday, he ventured out in view of my friend Kelly and relaxed enough to smooch with Archer in front of both of us. Late last night I was sitting on the bed, lap top perched in front of me, Phantom and Archer asleep beside me; Harvey wandered through.
He stood on his hind legs and peeped over the side of the bed, then jumped onto the stool by the window - provided just so furry people can look out - and checked out the stars. Silly fellow tried walking my very narrow window ledge and fell off twice. I don't think they had curtains at the shelter so perhaps they are a new experience and he expected them to be solid, holding him in place.
Soon Harvey gave up his circus tryouts and jumped onto the bed, where he was greeted enthusiastically by Archer and had a good face wash provided as he kneaded the covers. I think he jumped on and off the bed about 6 or 7 times, staying a little longer each time, exploring each corner and the bedside cabinets in some detail. Today he is cautious again; staying away from my room, avoiding eye contact. He seems to take one trusting step at a time and then be worried that he has trusted too much, so pulls back for a little while. I can't begin to tell you how choked up I was, and what happy tears I had when Harvey was winding under my arm and along my back nuzzling my hand and smooching while purring like crazy atop the covers of this 'family' bed.