Out of the blue, McDuff has decided he wants to sleep with us, in bed, at night. All these years we’ve tried to convince him that’s a nice thing to do, he’s just ignored us. That’s what cats do.
Now, however, it’s on his conditions so then it’s okay. There’s a certain ritual to it. As usual, if I don’t get up and go to bed the same time as usual, there are the big eyes and then the head butts. I go and wash, brush teeth, he gets to smell the tooth paste and then it’s time for bed.
He used to position himself on G’s side so every night he had to move him in order to be able to get into bed, and the cat didn’t like that — sometimes he jumped down and left. Now I’ve started to place a cushion there, so he places himself in the middle.
It’s so nice to fall asleep to the purring sound … it resonates throughout the bed 🙂