|At least the Snowpocalypse is pretty. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth it.|
I brought Maus inside first, and he surprised me by flirting shamelessly with the staff. He even wanted pets - really wanted them, as in leaning up on people and everything - which pretty much never happens around strangers. I'm not sure what to attribute his sudden affection to. Maybe he figured they were wearing the same clothes to pay tribute to him, and he should be kind to his worshipers. That makes about as much sense as any other theory I have.
|Maus and his admirers.|
After Maus was done whoring himself for cookies, I brought Rubi in. We worked on proofing her tricks for a bit. Then, we worked on stays on top of a cat tree, because that's why they have cat trees in pet stores, right?
|Cat tree? It's not even tree shaped.|
Now it's a Rubi podium.
Not wanting to tempt fate, I put Rubi away after that and brought out Jai. While we were there, and handful of people came in and out of the store, so we got a chance to practice refocusing after sudden environmental changes. In between people, we amused ourselves by proofing our "look pathetic" trick . . .
|He's really very good at it.|
And a few down stays . . .
|"Bring food back with you!"|
Followed by some impulse control for flavor.
|It's not torture if his tail is wagging.|
All in all, not a bad day's work for a snow day!