Momma would say "Soften your eyes to him, don't stare." but ManSlave was still wide eyed and never looked at J1 again. J1 never softened his eyes either and kept them perfectly round and alert at all times too.
"I am never softening my eyes" ManSlave would retort "He came this close to my nose."
To be fair, I am with ManSlave on this one, I have seen and felt that sock full of marbles on me and I too walk around with eyes rounded and on guard. I still don't trust him even though the vet took his marbles away! But Momma thinks he is cute and loving? It's a girl thing obviously?
Well, Momma didn't even have to look for a home really. J1 had managed to make a very lovely couple very happy indeed. So they had to wait for hormones and things to settle before he could make the long journey to his new Bohemian home in Cardigan with lots of new hardened playmates. After all, he has been craving cat company for a long time, just not mine! He has lots of new friends and at first was a little daunted by all the new folks and felines but in true Devon fashion, he soon just hopped out of his carrier and met everyone and even a lovely dog too. I was the best thing for him and non too soon as that Gracie was starting to yell again and really upset all Momma's hard work. But looking at him in his new magenta abode I feel he will fit in exceptionally well as just like his new owners Greville & Stephanie being a little different is all it's about. Not conforming to society and being creative will suit everyone purrfectly.