As you may recall, Arthur has been giving me the cold shoulder lately. He will let me pet him if he's relaxing (see the photo below), but he won't come and sit with me or on me like he used to. However, he spends hours on Liz's lap. So we sat down and thought about what Liz is doing different than me:
- Liz stills very still for hours at a time while she is reading or watching TV.
- Her legs are nice flat surface for Arthur to lay on, when she is putting her feet up on our ottoman.
- She usually puts a fleece blanket over her legs, though he'll come sit on her even if she isn't using the blanket.
- She'll stroke Arthur but she's not as "touchy-feely" with him as I am. I just to give him a big cat massage every time, while she just strokes him occasionally.
This evening, when I got home from work, Arthur was laying on the couch. I went and sat down next to me and he nuzzled up to me. Then, later in the evening, I sat down on the couch and he ran to sit down next to me. I'm not sure if we've turned a corner, but I think things are better.