Friday, April 30, 2010

Repost Friday: Sofa Wars

This repost is from 27th March 2007.  Feels like it was yesterday!


Sofa Wars

The undeclared battle between Au and I over the office chair continues. And we’ve taken the fight downstairs.

We have the standard suite: a single, 2 seater and 3 seater set. Usually, Tom has the long sofa while I lounge on the 2 seater (It’s closer to the idiot box and I’m blind as a bat).

Scoop and Au claim the end of the long sofa whenever they like, hang out on their rug, or sit on the stairs, peering down on us like little fuzzy gods. Scoop sometimes sits on us and he also has his own circular stool by the door.

Au is often busy with his newspaper stack under the coffee table, so he’s mostly at toe level for the evening. If he wants a seat, he commands the single seater sofa chair or lies at the end of the long sofa. He's a cat who likes his space, so we don't expect him to sit on top of us.
posession is 9 
10th of the law
But for the last few nights, I have only to leave my seat for a second, and Au hops up and takes possession of my place. He lies slap bang in the middle, ears back, daring me to move him off. First come, first served, he says with his eyes. Shove off somewhere else.

I'm bigger but he's playing politics. Au has maneuvered himself into the position of the underdog. If I pick him up and shift him, I'm a big bully.

I’m telling you: the standoffs are tenser than those in the cold war.

14 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is a great repost! I have wars like these with the cats all the time - and worse, sometimes they gang up and take my spot two at a time!

The Creek Cats said...

I play sofa wars with Ferris. He takes up half the sofa when he stretches out!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Oooh... and the tension builds up! My Rowdies don't have that sort of face-off with me. Only with each other. They want the best sun-spots in the house.

Cezar and Léia said...

You know...I'm kind of envious here because I don't have a brother cat to play this sofa wars :( Okay my human sis is really nice, it's not fair to say that.Anyway I will dream about you dear friends, and we will play all together!
purrs and Happy weekend
We love Luna - by Luna

Dora said...

Wow! So he got the sofa for itself only. So lucky. Ha ha.

Simba said...

Au is rally something with his possessiveness about the seats he chooses for himself, isn't he?

Sharon Wagner said...

My cat Baby used to move in behind me while I was getting up. Then she would imediately plop down.

Më| §zë said...

thank goodness my Tango doesn't get on the sofa... he'd be too big to move, and i'd be on the losing side...
haha...
^^

Pam said...

That's funny. It sure looks like Au is winning the battle.

Anya said...

Ik heb ook al geen sofa meer
het is allemaal van hem .......
hihihihi........

Fijne zondag
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Pierro said...

Oh this is great. I was not even around back then so I really enjoyed this postie. You two are quite a pair! The sofa is pretty

bonkbonk

BeadedTail said...

Au knows the rules - once you vacate a warm, comfy spot it's up for grabs and he grabs it!

photojoy said...

Oh, this is something very heartfelt a story. Funny but so innocent.

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