Just a few more pics of Kotik to pass along to Mila (note: Kotik was adopted through Moscow Animals from Mila's cat shelter) if you get a chance. The cat has officially made himself comfortable... He doesn't even bother jumping off the couch when I come home for lunch anymore. Instead, he simply rolls over onto his back and meow's his request for a tummy scratch. He's also begun spending some quality time on the window sill watching both the pedestrians passing by and the birds on the stoop just outside the window.
BTW, Kotik's new nickname is 'Testa' (or variations on it), which somebody had told me is the word for "dough", since he kneads everything he can get his claws on - couch, rug, me! Anyways, thanks again for being the go-between in helping me find him... It's nice to have someone to come home to.