Cats are known for preening.
But not my Derick. I rarely see him clean himself and when I first got him, my older cat Billy would grab him and try to clean him. So I nicknamed Derick “Stinky Cat.”
Today, for some reason, he smells so good — like a fresh, newborn kitten. I just can’t stop kissing him and snuggling my nose into his fur. Either Billy got a hold of him or he’s finally learning some grooming skills in his old cat age.