We are thankful for sturdy load bearing cat shelves (even if they creak a little when certain big boned kitties use them).
It’s nice that Sookie is a little more relaxed these days. She more frequently sleeps and hangs out in high traffic areas. I even looked down to find exposed tummy by my chair one day.
She still views me as a potential ax murderer, but I am able to get a few more pets in than normal. God forbid though that I should make any unusual noises or try to pick her up. So I am very appreciative of the moments when she seems truly relaxed.
Exposed tum and/or spread back toes plus squeaky sighs equals relaxed kitty.