I was jogging on my trampoline recently while watching Table Top when Scarlett decided that my attention should be on her, not the show.
"Oh, am I blocking your view?"
Now, for the questions asked on Melly's Facebook page...
Rene asked: What are your favorite toys?
Melly loves da bird. She goes completely nuts chasing after it and does some very impressive acrobatics in pursuit of the feather toy. This and the laser pointer are probably her favorite toys--she prefers interactive ones--but she will sometimes bat around a wine cork or crinkle ball, particularly if they're covered in catnip.
Scarlett is a fan of the laser pointer also but she is generally more independent in her playing. She loves to bunny-kick the heck out of crinkly mice and her beloved flower toys and has been known to chase a jingle-ball around the apartment for ages until she loses it under the furniture.
Debbie asked: Why do some cats like to lay on laps and there are the ones who will only lay next to or near the human?
I wish I knew! I suppose it's just personality (catality? felinity?). Scarlett is a lap cat, or really, an any-horizontal-human-surface cat, while Melly prefers to hang out nearby and watch the action. Melly does occasionally demand snuggles and lap time, but what she really wants is my undivided attention. Scarlett, on the other hand, lays on my lap for hours while I read or work on the computer and doesn't care if I'm not paying attention to her. Both types have their pros and cons, I guess. It's nice to have a cat who's so cuddly, but it can be annoying to constantly have a cat on me any time I'm sitting still.
Anyone have thoughts on that? Which type of cat do you have, or prefer?