The nearly twice daily visits of the other cats, mostly the boys, are getting interesting. Last night the boys were up, the Generals poking about while Davout sat casually in the doorway. Anna was relaxed so I brought her closer onto the back of the sofa to watch everyone. I even kept her purring and making little soft noises.
She handled that well enough, sweeping her tail like a boa. Then Sherman’s head came poking up the back of the sofa right next to her peeking over the top. Anna didn’t run off, but she did an interesting thing – she turned around and faced the other direction.
But that made her twitching tail too tempting and Sherman jumped up and caught the tip, making her spin around with a big hiss and swat. She then went to her safe area, and calmed down quickly enough.
Davout isn’t threatening to use the robot, but he was sitting closer to it watching it run. I turned it on a time or two with him there and he did some close watching and ear wiggling but wasn’t really afraid. The box is just off the screen to the right, about 3 feet away.
Rhea kept her distance the entire time. I appreciate any de-escalation she feels able to do.
Then this morning Sherman plopped himself right up on the back of the sofa and snuggled into Anna’s bed-towel, watching her on her safe shelf and she wasn’t mad at all.