Fuzz-Butt, the uglier of the two white boys, became an over-night sensation. In the eyes of my daughter (Jenn) and I, at least. She used him (and Einstein and Crockett) to enter a contest for DumDum pops. Fuzzy sat in the firetruck like an old pro as the "kids" along the parade route (Einstein and Crockett) waited for the candy to be tossed to them. Fuzzy did such a good job, he actually looked like he was ringing the fire truck bell.
He loved the attention. And being the center of attention must have made him feel important. He seems much more content since then and when we call him "Precious" he looks up. He knows his new nickname.
And I must say he is precious, since the picture won the contest and Jenn won the top prize of $2,500. We had to have cast iron pips cut out of our upstairs bathroom and replace the rotting floor, so the $2,500 couldn't have come at a better time.
Thank you, Precious!