sanford Posted January 31, 2016 Share Posted January 31, 2016 (edited) From day one, Ruffy has always enjoyed his perch on the sofa except when I was sitting there. Any time I tried to join Ruffy, he would jump down immediately and find a spot somewhere else in the room - or leave the room altogether! What was up with that? (Perhaps his first owners trained him to keep off)? For 5 years I tried unsuccessfully to coax Ruffy to share the sofa with me (while I read, watched tv, used my iPad, etc.), but no dice! But things finally changed some months ago when for some reason, at the ripe old age of 8, Ruffy decided to give in to my coaxing. Since then, when I'm stretched out watching tv, etc., he comes over, gives a soft semi-growl and jumps up to join me... After all these years, I finally got my wish! So what's my problem now?... Ruffy has an amazing ability for choosing the wrong spot, forcing me to become a contortionist, as I shift around, trying to find a position that's sort of comfortable, but not really! My sofa-comfort-zone, that I used to cherish, is gone forever! P.S. Can anyone explain the "in your face, cairn stare"? Before settling down, Ruffy very decisively walks across the cushions, tail wagging, sticks his nose directly in my face and stares intently into my eyes! What's he saying? Of course, this always makes me laugh and that seems to break the spell, so he lays down, contentedly curled up next to me and I'm happy...Not nearly as comfortable as I used to be when I had the sofa to myself, but happy! Edited January 31, 2016 by sanford 2 Quote FEAR THE CAIRN! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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