Yup! You read that right.
When we went to visit Aaron’s parents for Thanksgiving, they gave us two bar stools for our kitchen. I have wanted some since we moved in, AND THESE WERE FREE. That’s the best part. Another great part is how much the cats love to get up there and perch – they’re slightly higher than other places they’re allowed to go. Of course, their fur sticks to the fabric (which I think must be an added bonus for them) but they clean off easily (which is a bonus for the people who might sit on one) so they’re perfect.
Anyway – I think being up a little higher has given Tubby some confidence, like he can’t be touched. Every time he’s up there and Sammie walks by, he swats at her. This isn’t the “Get away from me, beast!” bat like Frou still does, but is more like a “Hey, pay attention to me!” bat, like the cats might do to each other. Sammie hasn’t really responded, which is a little disappointing. I was hoping she’d get excited and they’d play and he’d see she won’t hurt him and then they’d be friends. Not quite yet, but I think we’re on the right track now.
In addition, Sammie, Frou, and Tubby still curl up together at night on the bed next to me. Aaron said they had butts touching butts the other night. I wish I had woken up to see it!