I've looked hard to find some 'alone' time for Theo and I. Both the other boyz have carved out a regular time for my undivided attention.
For Diego-san it comes first thing in the morning as I'm drinking my coffee and reading the morning newspaper. He likes to hop up on my lap and often tries to climb right to the top of my head. He also has time alone with me when I first go upstairs to get ready for bed. This is his signal that it's time to be combed.
For Thompson, his special time with me is right as I hop into bed. I usually watch a little TV so I'm half sitting up and half laying down. Thompson takes this as his signal to come over and hop up on my chest to get his face rubbed.
About a month ago, Theo and I found our time. It was when I came home from work and brought the mail in and over to the kitchen table for sorting. Theo would jump up on the table and rub his face into my arms. Unfortunately yesterday as he was doing this he missed his jump and hit his face against the side of the kitchen table and scampered away. Today as I brought in the mail he stayed on the ground not even attempting the jump. I hope he doesn't give up trying because 'our' time was one of the small moments of my day that I've really come to look forward to.