[On to Sweet Mewsie B, for the second installment of this 3-part Lazy Sunday #StateOfTheFultonZooAddress
When we took Mews in almost two years ago, it became evident pretty quickly that unlike D, she did not have a natural "Lap-Cat" dispostion. We vowed to change that. And while she still doesn't fall into that category, she has made huge strides in its direction over her time with us. She has gone from tentatively asking for belly rubs to absolutely demanding them, complete with her sharp little meows, and racing back and forth around one of us until we follow her to where she wants the session to happen. She'll usually take us to Nico's studio, hop up on my amp and just flop and roll and writhe around until we make with the scritches. She is very particular about the when's and where's of getting her lovin's. She's usually most needy in the mornings with Nico, probably because I'm already gone by then and she knows it's her last chance for affection for the next 8 hours or so. But she's also started imitating D, by trotting down the hall to our bedroom when we come home from work and head there to get out of our clothes. She's been spending a lot more time on the couch with us--and often with Prim & D, too. Which is great, because pretty much the only time everyone seems to get along is when we're all on the couch just Netflixin' & chillin'. Which brings me to the above image..... During the Holidays, Nico and I were both home literally almost all day, every day, for a week and half. I think the constant exposure to us had some significant impact on Mewsie's socialization. Because lately, she's actually started climbing on our chests. (She's done it more with Nico than me--most likely due to the Boob Factor. Cuz who doesn't like boobs?!) She usually will only stay put for a few minutes at a time, but in this shot she was sleeping curled up for over half an hour! So just by way of encouragement to any of our friends out there who are hoping their Kitty will be more social and/or affectionate one day....don't give up hope. Lots of love and time seem to be making a difference for us.