Tigger has become quite the character. He insists on sleeping upon my wife but there is a ritual that he has to perform.
1. Run back and forth from the bedroom to the guest bathroom, where he wants to drink all the water the faucet supplies.
2. Run to the living room where he has a litter box.
3. The litter box is NOT in the living room, it has been taken to the bedroom.
4. Sniff the litterbox to make sure it belongs to him.
5. Run to the guest bathroom, where he will complain loudly that he wants water. It doesn't make any difference that he just had a drink. He's supposed to have kidney failure problems, but the only thing we can see is that he drinks more water.
6. Drink till he's full.
7. Complain aloud... I found I have give him some attention by giving him a belly rub (he would previously take my hand off at the elbow if I got too close to his tummy or hips) and a back massage. I can give him a scritch/massage from his neck to his tail.
8. Loud purring
Now that it has been established that he still has complete control over his two slaves, he will allow himself to be taken to the bedroom. Close the door.
He will sit beside the door, awaiting his female slave (she's making sure the lights are off and doors locked)
I start getting ready for bed by setting up my CPAP/BiPAP machine. Tigger will observe the procedure and when I've turned on the heater for the humidifier he jumps up on the bed.
Thwap (the facemask gets a smack) or it gets pushed.
He will jump off and on the bed looking around the room and telling all who will listen that he's getting ready for bed.
By this time I've brushed my teeth and gotten ready for bed. He will come over and walk up and down my body till he decides that he's gotten the right place to wait for his female slave. Doesn't matter that I might not be ready. He's placed his chin upon my leg. Purrrrrr
and he watches my wife get ready for bed. When she has put her robe on the foot of the bed, he will get up.... S T R E C H......
and walk over to her side of the bed. Watching every move she makes he waits. When she sits down he will walk around her. Over her legs... around the back...around to the front. He will than sit on her pillow.
Loud purring, but he's getting impatient.
Walking back and forth he will give her a minimum amount of time to get settled in while he walks upon and down her legs getting just the right spot.
This is my signal to turn off the lights. He no longer glares at me for all the noise my CPAP/BiPAP machine is making.
If, however I have to keep the light on he will walk over and glare at me. Tail will thwap back and forth. When I reach to turn off the light he will go back to wife and settle in. Purring and than some gentle snores. (I can't hear this but wife tells me that it doesn't take long for him to fall asleep)