Saturday, March 21, 2009

Learning that laps are ok

Starla writes:

My new daddy just picked me up and put me on his lap for pets. I wanted to get off, but he gently held me there and petted me, talking to me the whole time. I settled down to a crouch and accepted pets, but gingerly, getting ready to run at any minute. I really didn't know what he was trying to do, because I've never sat on a lap for petting before. It was all very confusing.

7 comments:

PinkynAsh said...

Laps can be great. We're glad you got some loving petting and lap time.

Misha said...

Laps are wonderful things. You don't know what you're missing out on!

Country Cats said...

Starla, I can relate. It took 2 years for me to walk onto Mommy's lap to let her pet me and almost 3 years before I would let her pick me up without me throwing a fit! I have always liked sleeping with them, maybe because they are less intimidating in their "laid down" position. I was a big 'fraidy cat when I was first adopted. You will get used to the pettings; they are nice!

Purrs,
Rosie

Forever Foster said...

Starla, I am not much of a lap cat myself. When I first moved in, I wasn't that keen at all. Now, I still prefer to do it on my own terms. But when I'm in the mood for a cuddle, I go all out.

Rori, your baby photo is just too sweet for words:)

Elin! said...

U could learn to get use to eat, it is fun you know!

Daisy said...

Starla, that's a real good thing you are learning about! I love sitting on laps.

Derby said...

I am not much of a lap kittie either. I sit on mum's lap, but won't lay there. I usually get treats then. But mum never pushed me to sit on her lap, she waited until I did it on my own.