First time EVER these two voluntarily sat side by side to my knowledge. How this happened is Dotty has tried starting to steal Mlady’s spot on the couch, where Mlady will sit to my right and be petted. Sometimes Mlady sprawls across the top back middle section of the couch, where I can reach up and pet her; she usually alternates between the two spots. This day, Dotty was there first and Mlady was up along the top back of couch. Mlady slickly dropped down into place. Dotty was of two minds. One is, “I know this spot is M’lady’s and I wondered how she would respond when I took it. I should move.” The other is, “I’m here, she’s here, and she’s letting me stay here. OK.” Mlady is of two minds also. One is, “If Dotty thinks she’s taking over my turf and I’m not doing anything about it, she is sadly mistaken.” The other is, “I’m here, she’s here, and it isn’t so bad. OK.”
The rest of the story (giving a nod to Paul Harvey): Dotty jumped down about 10 seconds after this photo was taken. Hey, it’s a start!
Photo taken 073122