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Toby's Diary

Stand Off

March 11th 2013 11:43 pm
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Normally Josie and I are very good at sharing my mum's affection. I like to start the day off with plenty of snuggles so mum rubs my tummy while I tell her what goes in my diary. Josie likes evening lap time while mum watches TV. Then when mum goes to bed Josie lies on her chest while mum reads but goes to her own bed when mum goes to sleep mostly. Then whichever of us gets to her first during the night if we both happen to wake up and feel like waking mum too.

But mum is always a bit sad at this time of year as it's round about Henry's Bridge Day so we've both been giving her extra love (and this has nothing to do with the fact it's gone cold and she is very warm.)

Last night mum went to bed with her book and Josie and I both wanted her attention simultaneously. Mum said she really wanted to finish her book as someone else wants it at the library but obviously that was never going to happen.

We sat either side of mum glaring at each other. I do usually win such contests but Josie's resolve was firm. Reading time is Josie's time - normally.

The tension mounted. Mum put down her book. I put forward a tentative paw. Josie took one step towards me. I moved my other paw.

Mum said, "Please don't fight. That would not be restful."

While I was considering this request Josie made her move and quickly scrambled on mum's chest and tucked her paws underneath her showing that she hda no intention of being budged. Well - we know how to deal with that one. Whacky paw! I raised a paw but before I could swipe mum started stroking me.

Mmmmm. I gave her a purr so she carried on. Paw down. "That's good" So no reading for mum but Josie was happy enough with her warm mattress and I was getting my attention - and mum still has plenty of book to enjoy. Everyone's a winner!


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Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

March 12th 2013 at 12:25 am

MOL! You know how to get those pets!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

March 12th 2013 at 3:42 am

Mate be good to Josie your lucky to have a fursib. There are times I wish I had fur brother or sister.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

March 12th 2013 at 8:12 am

I would love to see an MRI of your brain to see how your mind works, Toby.
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

March 12th 2013 at 11:48 pm

Oh Monster - my mum says she feels exactly the same. She has no idea where my whims come from. To me they make perfect sense! And Ka-zar - yes, sometimes I do like to have Josie when we play good games but sometimes she's annoying and steals mum's attention and then you are l;ucky to be an only boy! Purrs Toby

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