I’ve been a little worried about Hootie since we moved a year and a half ago. Before I lived in Washington, he always used to sleep with me, at least on the foot of the bed. Since we’ve been here, it’s only been when he’s cold or feeling especially needy, maybe once or twice a month. I’ve woken up with him at my feet for the last 4 or 5 nights. I’m so excited that he’s falling back into his normal behavior. I was afraid I had lost that part of him forever. I suppose he feels secure enough now that he can be up on the bed in the open and sleep. A lot of it, I think, it due to The Sweetness’ efforts to restore his faith in men and to give him things he likes, like the cat yard (which now features climbing/scratching branches).
Tales from the Backwoods