It took a while but Portia stayed with me for much of movie night this past Saturday. She lie on my lap purring and receiving pets, alternating with brushing, for about twenty minutes. Then she curled up, closed her eyes and eventually fell asleep. This was the first time she has slept on my lap.
She snoozed for another twenty minutes or so, before waking, stretching and leaving. Portia has a ways to go with her sociability; it’s not that she isn’t social, but she could be friendlier. She may never be, or it may be a matter of time. She can be especially contentious in the mornings.
But she has shown me that she trusts me enough to sleep on my lap, to be completely at my mercy, completely defenceless. Instead of being alert and watchful, Po preferred sleep. I am a lucky man to be so trusted.