Sachiko is getting ambitious.
Yes, I am standing mostly upright. Yes, I am standing on the staircase. That means its about six feet from the top of Sachiko’s head to the floor. Didn’t bother her a bit. She even kept her claws retracted while she was standing there. Until we tried to get her off my shoulder. She would have been quite happy to stay there.
To tell the truth, I wouldn’t mind at all if she learned to ride on my shoulder. I tried to teach Rhubarb to do it, but he wasn’t interested.
Sachiko seems to like the extra height. It means she can literally look down on everyone. Superiority is very important to cats–anyone who’s spent time with them will tell you that superiority is the very essence of cathood.
One just doesn’t usually see it expressed in such a concrete fashion.