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Sophie greets a visitor

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Sophie initial greeting Sophie ready for phase 2

Sophie is a charming but naive little enormous girl. When a visitor enters, she immediately throws herself on the floor, squirming in what she believes is a “pet me, pet me” pose. Note that she offers lots of warm, furry kitty tummy to rub, and she delivers on the promise: you can rub her tummy, tickle her armpits, play with her paws—whatever. She adores being petted.

Finally, she’ll stagger up, and rush into the living room and throw herself onto the chaise lounge, ready for phase 2 petting: the same thing, only more so. When she’s had enough, she’ll squirm to the edge and slide off to land on her head.

Very endearing, but I fear she’s a candidate for the short bus. Still, she does have her rules and standards. I tried the other day to go directly to phase two. She was willing to follow me into the living room, but she stoutly remained on the floor for the phase 1 petting—wouldn’t consider getting up onto the chaise until phase 1 was completed.

I mean, you start with skipping phase 1, and it’s a slippery slope that ends who knows where?

Written by LeisureGuy

31 October 2006 at 6:03 pm

Posted in Cats, Sophie

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  1. “When a visitor enters, she immediately throws herself on the floor, squirming in what she believes is a “pet me, pet me” pose.”
    I don’t know what the big deal is; I do the same thing.


    31 October 2006 at 6:55 pm

  2. everything is a slippery slope to sophie – mostly she embraces the slide, but this phase 1 thing is non-negotiable. thanks for the pics, looks like she’s not wasting away without me… giddy giddy giddy 🙂

    the wife

    1 November 2006 at 1:32 am

  3. This is exactly the kind of kitty that my sons have always wished to encounter: accepts endless petting and cuddling, but just a smidge too dim to know that the wise kitty runs and hides when toddlers want to run up to it and give it a big hug…

    The Eldest

    1 November 2006 at 6:38 am

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