A little background on the dynamics between the buns:
Buttons and Yohji were bonded around October/November ’07. I’ve seen many bonded pairs which are extremely close and loving, but mine are not that way with each other. Although bonded, they weren’t terribly close. It seemed more like a case of them just tolerating each other’s presence.
Initially, they didn’t spent much time together. However, over the months, they’ve gotten closer and these days we actually see them lying next to each other. Even then, I only have a handful of photos with Buttons & Yohji together:
*Phe-eww.. Something smells…*
*A couple of furrybutts!*
*Bunny Ying Yang*
Strangely, whenever they’re lying together and someone walks into the room, Yohji immediately dashes away and Buttons chases after him. I’m not sure why he does that.. sometimes it seems as though Buttons is the one who starts chasing Yohji whenever someone walks in on them, and that’s why he starts to run as soon as he sees someone coming. Or it could also be that, by Yohji dashing away so suddenly, Buttons gets startled and this makes her chase him? I don’t quite understand their behaviour. Is this an attempt by Buttons to exert dominance? Does anyone have any thoughts?
Buttons was the dominant one from the start. She MUST be groomed by Yohji.
Yohji gets nipped in the butt if Buttons’ demands are not met! Also, Her Royal Highness never ever reciprocates her slave’s grooming..
Well, the other day, I saw them lying together under the coffee table:
And then, the impossible happened! Buttons started to groom Yohji! Good thing I had the camera at hand 😉
It’s not really obvious from these pictures, but she was grooming his cheeks & around his eyes. I was tempted to move in closer for a better shot, but decided not to, in case Yohji starts running away again.
This is really some progress in their relationship. Buttons is starting to give in to Yohji, although not very much.. The grooming only lasted for a few seconds. She left him wanting more, little tease 😉 Look at how the poor boy is stretching his head forward, begging for more kisses, while Buttons has ‘Don’t Push It’ written all over her face!