After years and years and generations of cats it was finally time to replace the old chair in my office. I was waiting to see how Benji would react as nobody enjoyed that chair as much as he did.
I found the perfect replacement. It was soft and plush and fit the space in my office nicely. What would Benji think?
Poised on the bench, I was ready with my camera to see what he thought of the new chair. I expected him to inspect it, maybe circle around a bit before jumping up for his afternoon nap. And I was ready to start the training to keep him from using it as a scratching post, as the old chair had become.
I called him into the room for the big reveal and he jumped onto my lap across from the empty chair. Not what I expected.
“Benji, don’t you notice anything different?”
“No Sue, what?” he replied.
“The chair, Benji. I finally got a new chair for us. Don’t you want to check it out?”
“I’m pretty comfortable here with you Sue. You know how much I like your lap.”
So the other training would wait. There would be no lesson today except for one: home is where the lap is.
Sweet boy that Benji.
~ Susanne and Benji