Tonight I tried the petting during play with Cindy and she was nowhere near as up for it as last night. I had the yoga mat out in the kitchen, the same toys, but I got my hand batted at multiple times! I finally was able to sneak up on her and get a few pets in for which she stayed, but not 12. More like three satisfying pets and two raceaways.
My guess is that I was overeager. She can see my hand coming because I’m moving it faster, expecting too much.
In addition to that, she is SO into playing. She was playing with the rug alone, by itself, today, hopping and jumping on it and sinking her claws into it.