Hector became used to the Cosy Apartment’s rooms and furniture quite quickly. There were some spots that remained untried until very recently, however, such as the saddle-topped cat-tree in the bedroom. Another was the set of chairs at the dining table. I put him on one a couple of times. He was wary of this, perhaps because of the narrowness of the seats, and the space available for jumping up. But once he realised the ease with which he could access the spots, they became familiar to him.
Now, he will jump up to the same spot Tucker frequented during our meals together. Hec doesn’t use just one chair, as Tucker did, nor does he like lying there at moments other than meals; the roly poly would often snooze away an evening on the thick cushion of the middle chair. But the newcomer has discovered the convenience of the locations in regard to food. He does not share my late friend’s voracity for some of the items I eat; instead, he seems to have a pressing curiosity about almost all edible products. I’m not sure which cat’s characteristic is worse/more endearing.
I like to think that, rather than being annoyed at Hector usurping his place, Tucker is pleased that at least some of my dinners are again accompanied. He would know that no one could be like him, but might be amused that once again, I cannot leave food unguarded on my own dish.
I'm sure Tucker doesn't mind that Hector keeps you company while you're having dinner. After all, Hector probably learned he could get some people food by watching Tucker.ReplyDelete
Aww I like to think that Tucker whispered in Hectors ear that the chairs would be a good place to sit, and to enjoy your company.ReplyDelete
That is sweet that he now is the next in line to be your company at meal times. Paws that may be hard to fill, but Hector does t on his own terms.LOL!ReplyDelete
Hector is trying to fill the "big shoes" and it appears that he is doing it quite well. Tucker was an unknowing mentor. So glad you're having supper company again.ReplyDelete
Good job taking over, Hector. We don't think Tucker minds, either.ReplyDelete
As an aside, I find it fascinating what behaviours cats will learn from other felines in the household. I've watched it with Annie, Nicki and Derry in turn, all mimicking certain things they've seen in others.
I agree about the behaviour. That's why in our rescue group, we always try to have kittens adopted as pairs, or to a home with another, slightly older cat. Even from contemporaries, a cat can learn what needs to be done.Delete
That last picture is so endearing. My most favorite. And Tucker left word on what to do...we may be sure.ReplyDelete
Hector sure learns quickly, a smart and handsome dude!ReplyDelete
I think Tucker had words with Hector before he left and told him you would be glad of a dining companion.ReplyDelete
We think Tucker is pleased that Hector is ensuring you don't have to eat alone.ReplyDelete
I think that Tucker would be very pleased that Hec is doing his best to keep you company and on your toes!ReplyDelete
Hector is a cutiepie, and he's trying new things.ReplyDelete
You must be delighted that he's gotten so comfortable!
Aww, Hector found that good spot, and we do bet that Tucker tipped him off that you would like some company at mealtimes. XOReplyDelete
It's so nice to have a dinner guest once again!ReplyDelete