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My first exposure to domesticated humans was through the popular scholarship of Jasper Islington, the well known ethpawgrapher. His tales of life among the Uprights filled my head with dreams of silly human antics. He made it look so fun and effortless, I just knew that someday I would acquire humans of my own.
Reality quickly set in once I adopted my own human couple, however. Specifically, while Jasper ended up with a pair of Uprights, I seemed to have adopted something quite different. I can’t remember if Jasper expected to breed his pair, I specifically chose not to breed, but that may have something to do with our differing experiences.
After careful observation, I have determined that my female is more of a Recliner than an Upright, and my male … well, I’ll call him a La-Z-Boy.
Recliners are humans who are predisposed to stretch themselves out, belly up, on almost any fabric covered horizontal surface. Recliners, while demonstrating sedentary tendencies, have a reasonable play drive and will respond well to invitations to play. Once they become active, they tend to remain active beyond the initial encouragement.
La-Z-Boys, on the other hand, may demonstrate less tendency to lay about, belly up, but they are much harder to motivate into action. And, if spurred into action, they are quick to return to their original resting stage.
I have also noticed that La-Z-Boys appear to attract cats, likely due to the La-Z-Boys attributes of being warm, pillowy, and still.
I hold out hope that my Female can be trained to be a reasonably successful Upright. I fear that my male will be good for little more than to serve as a companion human. Well, those are nice, too.
Yes, that’ll do. Just like that.