I've often joked that I brought Rupert home for Peno, and not for myself. And as time goes by, it becomes more and more true.
While I wish he was more cuddly (he has his moments, but it's all very much on HIS terms), I really couldn't have asked for a better companion for our senior kitty.
When they left us, she realized she could finally be top cat. And Rupert is mostly happy to let that stand.... as long as she plays with him every once in a while. When I first brought him home, he was content with a game of swatty paws. But as they've gotten comfortable with each other... Peno is actually starting to chase him. That's something she never did with the other boys.
Almost every night, usually shortly before Dave gets home. Rupert gets wound up and starts calling to her. Within minutes, they are running through the main floor, skidding into walls and hopping across the furniture. It doesn't last long, she is a senior after all. But Rupert enjoys every minute. And Peno seems to too.
And when they aren't playing a game of chase or swatty paws, it's not unsualy to stumble on a scene like this.