A few years back easy child and sister in law gifted me with a 2nd hand recliner for xmas. A nice chair.....it's only fault was that when a person sits in it, it lays back and you feel like you're sitting on your head. lol Eventually, this chair was passed on to Molly when I received mother in law's favorite recliner. husband wasn't pleased. But Molly has from day 1 always been allowed on the furniture as she doesn't damage it. She chews her nails down to nubs (I've never clipped her nails in more than 10 yrs). Well.....with mother in law's loveseats we couldn't allow her on the furniture anymore because they're a white background with roses. Pretty.......but picks up every speck of dust/dirt that enters the room. So I gave Molly the arm chair and set it up for her in the diningroom. (no room for it in the livingroom) Right now the chair now has Molly's microfiber blanket draped on the seat. The past week has been comical. I can't believe one small change such as placing her blanket in the chair for her has caused so much fuss. lol Now Molly never makes a sound without reason. If she needs to go out, she comes up to nudge you. If you attempt to ignore you because you're busy.....eventually the nudge will turn into a pathetic little whine and when she was younger a dodge to the door and back to you to get the point across. If she wants a drink and her dish is empty.....she'll pick it up and bang it on the floor, she does the same thing if dinner is late. If she wants to play she brings you the toy and then does the doggie play stance. A walk? She brings you the leash. Tattling on her furry sibs for getting out of the yard consists of little woofs while rushing to the front and back doors with body language that clearly states Mom they got out again! I hear Molly in the livingroom whining. I can see into the livingroom with clear view of her chair from my desk in the kitchen. She's standing in front of the chair (which spins around too) which is turn away from me. Since this is a new communication, Mom is not yet smart enough to figure out what she's trying to tell me. I ask if she wants to go out. She looks at me like I'm dumb. She whines again, tail wag of encouragement. I ask her what's wrong. Because in true Lassie dog style 9 times out of 10 she usually will let me know in no uncertain terms, even if it is with body language. She doesn't move from in front of the chair. But now she's looking at me as if I'm obviously blind and stupid. She whines again, again wags her tail for encouragement. I ask her again if she wants to go out. I mean while the chair is turned away from me she can still get into it without an issue.......so I'm not considering the chair. She huffs, comes over to me, nudges me, whines, wags her tail and returns to the chair and stares at it. So I get up and head for the chair thinking she's lost her mind because there can't be an issue with her getting into the chair just because it's turned facing the front door. When I reach the chair.......I find Bruce all curled up snugly in her microfiber blanket in the chair. Molly wags at me and grins. Whines again. I pick Bruce up, explain to him that someday when he's brave enough to keep intruders out of the house repeatedly, he might too earn his own chair with a blanket.....and put him on the floor. His nose was severely out of joint, he procedes to protest to both myself and Molly with loud meows and stalks off in a huff. Meanwhile Molly is still just staring at the chair as if waiting to see if it's ok for her to get in it. I pat the cushion and up she jumps happy as can be. Repeat this at least 6-8 times a day for the past several days, minus my inability to figure out what she wants. lol Bruce is getting more and more annoyed. In his anger.....he has taken to thinking he can scratch the chair.....which I tell him and firm No and he stops. Every time Molly gets up for any reason......he sneaks back into the chair. Now these two love each other. Bruce has attempted to play with Molly and he will snuggle her if no one is around to see him. I've caught him several times. But the thing with the chair reminds me of sibling rivalry. lol Bruce has his own basket with blankets. But I'm going to see if I can find a micorfiber baby blanket for it. Maybe then he'll leave Molly's chair alone.