OK, here's what's going on. I greet the Lady every day when she gets back from hunting. I follow her around while she closes the window sticks, puts her big coat away, and gets the papers from the hallway. She also wakes up the heat monster. Then I remind her that she has to feed me. I watch as she empties our food bowls, fills our water bowls with fresh water, then puts fresh crunchies in our bowls. She puts mine on the counter. She taps on the counter with her fingernail and makes a special noise. That's how I know she's got stuff up there for me. I jump right up. Sometimes I get to eating right away, and sometimes I let her pet me on the head, on the cheeks, under my neck, and across my back, right up to my tail. Then I eat. She pets me a little. I'm getting used to this petting business a little bit at a time.
I'm not like Gizzy, however. He lets her pet him with both hands at once. He lets her pick him up. He goes over to her and sits right next to her and lets her touch him anywhere she wants, practically. He just loves it. Look at this:
Gizzy was just purring away a mile a minute as she was doing this. He moved his head all over so she could get to all the places he wanted to be scratched. His eyes were closed, and he was practically drooling he was so happy. She stopped, and he actually headbutted her to tell her he wanted more. MORE! I think the Lady is petting me a LOT and it isn't even for two whole minutes, but Gizzy... oh no, two minutes and he was just getting started. She must have petted him for a whole FIVE minutes. Then he put his head down on her leg and purred and she petted his whole head and back for, geez, I dunno... A really long time. He didn't move. He didn't budge. I even tried to go up there and get him to play with me and he said, Nah, he was comfy.
I just do not understand. Yeah, okay, the Lady likes to pet me. I can put up with it a little bit if that makes her happy and then she leaves me alone. But just going over to her and asking for it? I'm never gonna do that. Not me. Unh uh. Never. No way. Not gonna happen. Mark my words.