Received this report from Derek, Shpilkes’ foster daddy:
Hello Dan and Family!
I hope you are doing well in Israel. I wanted to let you know that all is well with Shpilkes: he is happy and well fed. I have broken new ground, as he now lets me rub his tummy without getting a face full of claws.
Just wanted to drop you a line letting you know I have yet to lose the cat again.* See attached picture of Shpilkes sleeping with his monkey. He loves his monkey.
Tummy rubs??? He never let us rub his tummy…
*Shpilkes pulled off the classic Disappearing Cat Routine the first couple of nights he was there, convincing Derek he’d somehow escaped because there was nowhere he could possibly be hiding in this small apartment.