Home is Where the Lap Is

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

11 Comments on “Home is Where the Lap Is

  1. Oh my word! So cute!! I love the one where he is stretched so far that he’s sticking out of both sides of the chair! 💖It will be interesting to see how he reacts when he actually gets up in the new one!

    • Aw thanks! I just love him! He’s on my lap now in the new chair and didn’t miss a beat! A few sniffs and that was it. We’ll see if he makes it his own.

    • Thanks Pete. I just brought the new one home yesterday and was surprised when he ignored it! But I suspect it won’t be long before he takes it over. 🙂

  2. What a fun sequence of photos, the chair, and all the ways Benji enjoyed it in photos… looked like he was eyeing the new chair warily, from your lap, then he accepted the new chair creature into his life… 🙂

  3. Your lap will always be better than any ol’ new chair, let’s face it, right??

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