It's not just me that Arthur ignores. Last weekend, my mom came by and he gave her the cold shoulder. This weekend, we are -- for the first time -- babysitting Liz's friend's three year old daughter. Arthur runs away from her, but Beowulf immediately sat down next to her and put his head on her lap.
This is a huge change from the first few months that we had the boys. Beowulf used to be the standoffish one, while Arthur was the friendly one. Lately, I've been wondering whether the boys switched bodies like the mother and daughter in Freaky Friday. But then I look at Beowulf and realize he's still the same guy who can't sit still for too long and Arthur is still the same guy who finishes all his food and can sit in one spot for a long time.
Arthur and Beowulf have very different personalities and they have their ups and downs just like people do. But that's part of what makes them such special beings.