Mummy and I have a long standing tradition of cuddles. Before Rumbles came, I would sleep along side her with my head on her pillow and she would put her arm around me like I was a teddy bear. I'd purr her to sleep.
After Rumbles joined the family, this lessened... mostly because Rumbles decided that all the mummy cuddles belong to him *harumph* I couldn't be fussed to argue it. I was a little put out to see him take up MY spot next to her, with HIS head on her pillow getting the teddy bear cuddles... but a good big brother puts up with such things.
Since mummy hasn't been feeling well, I decided it has something to do with the inadequacy of the Rumblepurr cuddling. Because of this, I've taken over my rightful cuddle spot.
Rumbles has not taken the news of his usurping well.
Last night he jumped on the bed and stood there, waiting for me to move. I didn't.
Then came the nudge. Gentle at first, but more insistent. I ignored him. He tried the nudge on mummy but she ignored him as well.
He moved to the bedside table and thought over his options. A few moments later came the POKE. First he poked me between the ears. I didn't react. Then he poked mummy's face. She didn't react.
Victory for ME!!! Rumbles retreated to knock things off of shelves, and I slept the night content in my cuddles.