The mister has taught Sassafras a little trick-- shoulder riding!
She was quite nervous when first learning to ride, but now as soon as he heads for the coat rack in the morning before leaving for work, Sassy races over to the back of the couch, purring while he puts on his jacket. Once he has it on, he bends over and she climbs from the back of the couch onto his shoulders, purring all the while.
He gives her lots of lovin' and then, if I'm still in bed, she gets a ride into the bedroom. When he bends down to kiss me goodbye, she hops off onto the bed. They are sooooo cute together!