Walter disappeared to the night shift for the early part of the week (as verified by game camera images), but he’s back on day shift, demanding petting morning and evening. Fancy Feast completely optional. He has a solid head butt, usually expressed against a calf. Make sure your wear closed-toe shoes when you go out to pet him, because he has a tendency to reach down and mouth over your toes — with teeth.
I’ve been able to pick him up and hold him for a few seconds with no ill-effects to my person. While I was sitting on the step tonight, he stepped onto the step to be petted. He’s a fun cat and very talkative. I’m happy to be able to spend more time with him.