Even though Gus is the first to dash off into the garage or upstairs into a hidey hole when the vacuum cleaner comes out, eventually he comes back out and shows himself again. This time the first thing he did was to go to this catnip mat and tell everyone that some how it had gained in potency during the process, since he didn’t react like this to it before today, even when I added more catnip.
Even the cat on the mat itself seems happy!
After a good session of rubbing and licking the mat, he mellowed out for a bit more on his back. He tends to be too tense to chill out like this much, especially when the other cats are around.
When he needed a break from that, there was one place to go that he has not been to in quite a long time. It is a little too tall to get up in one jump for him these days, but I have created a set of shorter steps for him to use if he wants to get in the armchair. Even with the stepping stone platforms, he doesn’t get up to my chair very often anymore
He was spry enough yesterday to make it into my chair and take it over. I had to sit on the floor.