14 July 2007

Petting Pixie

In January, after a year of avoiding the boys completely, Pixie finally decided it might be ok to sit in the same room as the kids. Through the end of winter and into spring, she'd perch warily on the floor near an egress path or on the farthest possible chair from the kids but she didn't bolt as soon as they appeared. As spring lazily rolled into summer, Pixie left her winter napping spot (my lap) and took up residence on the windowsill behind me in the den. The windowsill happens to be a very convenient height for Ross, who started wandering in and talking to Pixie whenever she'd sit there. After weeks of such chats, Pixie finally allowed Ross to pet her and now she's starting to talk back to him. Ross still wishes Pixie would sit on his lap. I think it'll be a while before she's willing to consider the idea but, if Ross remains as patient and persistent, I have no doubt Pixie will eventually cave in.

6 comments:

Syd said...

Your Pixie looks an awful lot like my Bastet, except Pixie appears to have celadon-green eyes and Bastet's are more in the golden-green range...

I'd post a picture of Bastet on MySpace for comparison purposes, except that I don't remember where I put the silly camera. Hmmph.

The Plaid Sheep said...

It's true, she looks only mildly panicked in that photo. It gives me hope that my cat Nick will eventually consent to come out when I have company.

karen said...

Pixie wasn't actually at all panicked here - that's her open-eye version of 'I'm content with the world revolving around me' look. For panic, check her reaction when Lars introduces her to his light saber...

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

And this new relationship would be, say, a benefit to Ross? Ahhh. Not an easy question...

Rob said...

"Step back and put the lightsaber away" is one of the best lines of dialog I've heard lately.

Grandmoo said...

Any dad who, by only calling out a "see ya later," can distract a six year old from trying to steal the camera shot must be one terrific dad!

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