|Blissed out by the keyboard|
Addie is one of the most relaxed cats I have ever lived with. She can sleep in absolutely any position, although "like a people" and "legs hither and yon" (both displayed above in photo form) are two of her favourites.
However, for all of her doting and relaxed personality, Addie does not particularly care to be patted by hand or cuddled up to. Sometimes you can lightly push her over and rub her nethers near her tail - and sometimes she will purr at this, especially when she's in her little cloth "tunnel" - but usually she'll just put up with it for a moment and then move just out of arm's reach, where she will settle down again and stare at you to make sure you got the message. This is rough on me, in particular, because I have always had cuddly cats in my life...but both Addie and I have made concessions on this front over the past year and a half and I think we've come to some kind of mutual understanding.
But if you use your feet, well....Addie is putty in your....hmm. Feet, I guess. Putty in your feet. She absolutely loves to be rubbed by a foot and quite often will walk a few feet in front of me, looking back over her shoulder until she's sure I've spotted her and then flop down and roll over right next to my foot, encouraging me to rub her exceptionally soft tummy for as long as I can hold my balance.
Today she toddled downstairs while I was taking a break from my internet activities and eating lunch in front of an old movie. She got up close to my feet and dropped into a familiar position and....well, see for yourself:
(Some quick trivia: can anyone tell me what movie is playing in the background just from the dialogue? I was trying to mute it which is why Addie goes out of frame for a moment or two.)
The rubbing went on for quite some time - somewhere around 15-20 minutes all told - so I took a second video of her. It's much like the first only quieter and if you don't want to watch the whole thing again, skip ahead to the :40 mark for a really cute leg kick:
Addie's birthday is May 19. Let's see if I can make it until then before I post another round of pics; frankly, I doubt that's possible.