Tolly greeted me amiably enough. Possibly he remembered me..., but he probably just recognized a born slave and was prepared to accept me as such....When I stroked his head he nipped my hand, not out of malice, you understand, but merely to indicate my place in the hierarchy. (p.122)Our cats Pug and Rosie (who, sadly, are no longer with us) probably would have just turned their backs and ignored the intruder. Until it was time for the serving of dinner, of course.
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