Fe loves Steve's lap, too, and sometimes she gets jealous of Pixel. She doesn't sit on my lap, but she will sit on the back of the couch I sit on, and sometimes she sits behind me on my office chair. It's kind of uncomfortable for me because I'm perched on half the chair, and sometimes it's cold, because she paws at my sweater wanting a "tent", so (like I did the other day) I have to take my sweater off and drape it over her. The things we do for our kitties!
Clinchfield, though, is a "half-on" cat, most of the time. His front half goes on the raised part of the bathroom counter with his back half on the lower part. His front half is on my nightstand with his back half on the steps. Stuff like that. Recently, he's started being half on us.
Last night we went out to dinner with my mother and stepfather, John, for his birthday. We ate a lot, and when we got home we just collapsed on the bed and watched a stand-up special by Demetri Martin from Netflix. Clinch joined us, and I took well over 40 pictures of his half-on-ness over the course of about 50 minutes. No, I won't show you all of them. Just the highlights:
Just getting settled
Steve had wiggled his toes
Blowing Mama a kiss (or grooming, whichever is more plausible)
"What's going on up there?"
Doing his Linda Blair impression
Falling asleep sitting up
Oh, no! He fell over!
Steve tickled Clinch's paw
Immodest kitteh investigates the intrusion
Then he fell back asleep, but only for 20 seconds or so.
Steve's leg was starting to get numb, so after Clinch woke up, he pulled the kitten all the way up on him.
Steve helped Clinch hide his under bits.
Clinch did not approve of forced modesty, so he moved.
Shortly after this, Clinch left for all of 10 minutes.
"Let's try the other side of this leg!"
Clinch watched the rest of special with us.
He seemed riveted by Demetri Martin's last bit. It must have been the guitar and the harmonica. Clinch has never heard a harmonica before.
I like that he's starting to cuddle, even if it's only half of him doing it. I have hopes that soon he'll be a "full-on" cat, like he was for ten minutes a few days ago:
Sorry for the crappy picture - I had to use my webcam.