My husband and I had been working outside (which is why you see that I'm wearing camouflage work pants). I parked on the sofa to chill for a few minutes, before going upstairs to shower, and the animals seized the opportunity to grab some mommy-time.
Winnie had been on her green down throw (that you see there all wadded up). When Dorothy arrived, Winnie quickly hopped over to claim my lap. Dorothy was feeling affectionate ... she rubbed on me for a few minutes, then she settled in beside me on my arm. When Dorothy is happy like this, she stretches out and puts her toes on me. This time, she was touching Winnie and Winnie didn't like it one bit.
Each time Dorothy moved her toes, Winnie growled. I use situations like this as a training opportunity ... correcting Winnie when she reacts and praising and petting her and telling her that she's a good girl when she's quiet. It only took a few minutes for Winnie to decide that my lap was the reward in this case, and that she would have to tolerate the happy cat who wanted to touch her.
Happy Sunday, Everyone!
Sunday Snapshots are posts devoted to a moment in time that represents a slice of life in Hartwood, or wherever else I happen to be at the time.