Lovey Lesson #1 with Sampson: The Suckle
Whoever said cats aren’t loving and affectionate must have been insane! Every day, I wake up and am surrounded by so much love. My husband and I can always look to our kitties (and each other, of course) when we are feeling down, and our spirits are lifted. When one of us is having a particularly bad day or is grouchy, we joke and tell the other that they need some Lovey Lessons. Lovey Lessons are when we think about all of the sweet things the kitties do – their Lovey Moves. Each of our five cats has their own unique Lovey Moves, too. This is where the idea for a Lovey Lessons Series came from – I thought it would be neat for the kitties to spread their Lovey Teachings across the interwebs! So without further ado, let me hand this lesson over to Sampson. He is a true expert, so you will be in good hands… uh… I mean… paws.
Hey, everyone, and welcome to Lovey Lesson #1! Today I will be sharing with you one of my very best Lovey Moves. THE SUCKLE!!!! The Suckle is a timeless Lovey Move, and it’s also very versatile. Let me show you…
This first photo is me demonstrating The Suckle as a wee little kitten. See Dad’s face? He is thinking, “What in the world is happening to me right now?!” This was the first time he ever experienced The Suckle — this photo was taken just a couple of days after I was adopted. He didn’t know what was happening at first, but then he realized that it was one of my Lovey Moves. It’s actually my signature move. (I’ve spent 23405982934 years purrfecting it.)
These next two photos demonstrate both the timelessness and the versatility of The Suckle. No matter my age, The Suckle can always be pulled out. You can also see that I am suckling Mom’s neck… from behind!!! Many times, she doesn’t even see it coming. Sneak Attack! You can’t tell very well in the second photo, but she is actually laughing. The Suckle gets her every time.
There are a few other variations of The Suckle besides the front and backwards ones, but I will be saving those for another lesson. Don’t want to get too advanced in the very first lesson… One step at a time!
So good luck, my furiends! Don’t be surprised if your family members don’t like The Suckle at first. They will probably think it’s kind of weird, but they’ll get used to it and will actually learn to love it. See, they just need to be taught! Which is why I am here giving Lovey Lessons…
Have any questions about The Suckle? Feel free to ask away! We would also love to hear about some of your favorite Lovey Moves!