Yuki, Emeraldas, and Lefty have an interesting relationship.
Or, I suppose, set of relationships.
As best we can tell, Em is madly in love with Yuki, taking every opportunity to snuggle up, groom him and be groomed by him. Yuki seems to enjoy the attention–except when she gets too vigorous and knocks him over (he’s not very stable on his feet)–but doesn’t go out of his way to spend time with her.
Her Majesty also spends much of her time with Lefty. There’s far less grooming, mutual or otherwise, but significant amounts of quiet chilling, especially in the late evening when they share my chair in the dining room.
As for the boys, they’ll snuggle up and indulge in a bit of mutual grooming, but there’s a definite air of making do, especially as they only occasionally do it when Emeraldas is around.
So a scene like this one is rare.
No question, Em is the hinge pin in the scissor of their triad.
Or maybe that’s the wrong metaphor. Never mind, it’s late and so is the post. I’ll go with it.
And close with a shot of Yuki, showing just how he feels about her grooming efforts.