My cats disappear during some activities also, but they are, more and more, getting brave enough to stay on their chairs. Unless someone comes in, especially Frankie.
One odd thing. We were worried about Thyri actually touching Uhura, because we would hate for her to react to a little hand with a claw, since, as far as we know, she's never been around children.
Thyri, by the way, lives with 2 cats, and calls many items 'cat.' Anyway, one of her cats not only looks just like Uhura, but when we learned where ddil got Pepper, it looks like they may have been from the same parents. Because they look so much alike, we didn't want the baby to treat her like her own cat, who is used to being pet by her.
So, the last time she was over, Dh held Uhura so that she could see her. Normally, she will be tense, and leave when released when anyone's around. But, when she saw Thyri, she completely relaxed. She was very happy. I am glad, but thought that was strange.
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