Leo has the softest paws and when he plays he does not use his claws. He does have a few claws that have gotten long and sharp because he loves the scratchy thingies, but he does not use those claws on me on purpose. When I tickle his belly he grabs my hand. If I get a scratch it’s only because that one claw on each paw sticks out longer than his toe pad.
That flashy thingie is distracting me from catching the tickle hand..
I know I need to trim his claws soon. Star’s too. She’s easy enough, Greg holds her, I trim while she grumbles and mews like she’s being sooooooo abused. Leo is an unknown in the claw trimming department.. And Greg hasn’t been able to pick him up more than once. And boy did he not like that one bit! I pick him up all the time, but for cuddles. Still, one of these days we’re going to have to get the job done.
I caught this adorable picture of sleepy boy the other day. Note the paw tucked under his chin?
It’s funny to me because I have a habit of sleeping with my fist crammed under my chin. I’ve tried to break the habit, but nothing works. I always sleep as if I was punching myself out.. And here’s my baby boy, doing the same exact thing! I think it’s adorable..
This next picture is odd, I know...
Star: I claim the footstool!! Bwhahaha!
Leo: She may have the top.. But the underside is still all mine! Bwhahaha!
Is this what progress looks like? They were within half a foot of each other and there was no growling. I find it hard to believe they didn’t know the other was there.. Though Star does seem to not notice him all the time. Unless she’s faking not seeing him in some kind of psychological you-do-not-exist kind of thing.. Hard to believe, but sometimes he does get the drop on her, literally, from a chair or the Kingdom of the Footstool.
And finally, here’s Star. Note the intense look in her large eyes. Note the perked ears. Note the crouched head. Note that you cannot see the tip of that tail twitching.
Oo oo oo.... watch out little feathered sparkle ball... I’m gonna get you in about three seconds!
She’s watching the kitty teaser twitch back and forth really quickly. She loves fast play. And since a certain young, energetic young man entered her life, she’s been playing more and more. She’d been starting to act like a little old lady. And at 14, I could understand that. But all the sudden she’s got to prove that she’s as agile and playful and fun as any young whippersnapper! We don’t call her the fastest paws in the west for nothing..