Here's Daddy in the front yard, holding Dante. He's squirming a little bit, but being co-operative for the most part. You can see how big he looks in Daddy's arms.
And immediately after, here's Daddy holding Domino. She squirms quite a lot. Of course, if it's not her idea, she wants nothing to do with it. See how tiny Domino looks in Daddy's arms, especially when you compare it to Dante!
Look at Domino's little toesies. Aren't they sweet?
It's always nice to have a little one-on-one time with Daddy. Of the two of them, Dante is the real Daddy's boy. Domino is a mama's girl.
Daddy has been home more often lately (he used to travel for work every week), and Dante has been busily training him regarding his wishes. Now when Dante makes a certain kind of plaintive meowl (Dante has many different sounds, and each one means something different), Daddy knows that Dante wants him.
So Daddy follows Dante to see if he wants to go out in the back yard. Dante has trained Daddy to watch him eat before he steps outside. Daddy stands there and encourages Dante to eat his food by saying "Good boy, Dante!" over and over while Dante noshes. Dante will lift his head from the bowl to make sure Daddy is still watching. When he's finished, then Dante will go to the back door and allow Daddy to let him out.
Domino has me equally trained when it comes to her demanding mews. They, too, sound rather plaintive now that I think of it. Sort of a high-pitched whine. When I hear this, I know I must pick her up and position her over my shoulder like one might hold a baby. I have to hold her little feet with my left hand, and pet her with the other.
Dante and Domino are very good bean trainers. They have that down pat!