Something very odd just happened. I fell asleep in the chair -no, that's not the odd thing, happens all the time these days - it's what happened while I was asleep that's odd!
I was woken by a cat, sitting on my lap and licking my hand. Again,neither of those things is unusual, though if Lily sits on my lap she just goes to sleep, and if it was Clio I'd feel her claws digging into me, as she struggles to retract them.
Bramble has never sat on my lap. She's stood on my lap, and she's sat half on my lap and half on the arm of the chair, always with a definite eye on an escape route, but never sat fully on my lap.
Until now! OK, she still had half an eye on escape, but I reckon, if I'd wanted to, I could have grabbed her, so I think she's let her guard down. She stayed a while too, but when she wandered off it was a relief - I had cramp, but didn't want to scare her away with any sudden movements. I really think this a major development.
Or she may just be lulling me into a false sense of security, waiting for me to leave a door open so she can scarper!