My mother used to tell and about all day about how much of a nightmare Malone was and how badly she wanted me to get rid of him... He is doing much better these days and she seemingly has begun to bond with him a bit. She is retiring soon and her mobility has major issues... I think she enjoys the company. Malone is VERY snuggly. Nigredo isn't AT ALL. I suspect she enjoys that. Her cat is so old that she cannot navigate the steps much anymore so I guess Malone is her couch buddy (Oreo is on the couch arm but he isn't very snuggly). I fussed at Malone for something... Think it was a "PUT THAT DOWN" and she said... "Don't yell at grandmas BABY" and mushed his ears down to try and protect him from what I said... Lol!