Then, after the boys ate, Beowulf was feeling restless so I picked up his favorite toy -- a stick with a toy mouse dangling at the end -- and played with him until he calmed down.
Finally, I sat on the couch and gave Arthur my arm to rest on while I petted him and watched TV. All-in-all, it seems like the boys are really bonding with us now. Remember, we almost didn't adopt them because they seemed so skittish and uninterested in human contact at the shelter. Looks like those days are over.