Lovey Lesson #3 with Sampson: The Jump & Suckle

Alright, folks – get out your pen and paper, and get ready to take some notes! Dr. Sampson Dot Suckler Hall is in the house, and he is ready to impart some serious lovey skills onto you! That’s right – he is going to be revealing the details behind one of his signature Lovey Moves… The Jump & Suckle! It’s been two years since he last revealed the secret behind The Suckle, so you know this is a rare treat.

Lovey Lesson #3 with Sampson: The Jump & Suckle

The Jump & Suckle

Welcome, everyone, to Lovey Lesson #3: The Jump & Suckle! This Lovey Move is pretty advanced, so I hope you reviewed your notes from my first lesson on The Suckle.Β After all, you can’t learn about The Jump & Suckle without first learning The Suckle!

As you know from my previous lesson and from the post about my Love Language, I love to suckle on my mom and dad’s necks. I know it’s weird, but it’s just one of the ways I show them that I love them. I perform this move when they’re lying in bed, on the couch, or pretty much whenever my mom picks me up. These kinds of suckles are easy to get because their necks are RIGHT THERE!

But what can you do if you want some suckles, and your mom or dad are not within suckling range? YOU JUMP TO THEM! Watch closely…

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You see what I did there? My mom was putting the laundry up and tidying up the bedroom, but I wanted her to pay attention to me and let me have some suckles. So I got onto the bed, and then leapt onto her from there. It looks simple enough, but there are some key points you will want to make note of:

  • Start small. I can clear a distance of 5-6 feet, but that’s after years of practice. Try with just a 1-2 foot jump to start with.
  • Make sure that your target sees you before you jump. If you jump onto them when they’re not looking, they most likely won’t catch you, which means you’ll have to use your claws to stick the landing. Your target will not appreciate that. Trust me, I know from experience.
  • This kind of goes back to my previous point, but be sure to train your human for The Jump & Suckle as well. My mom recognizes the signs for when I’m about to perform this move, so she will put down anything she’s holding and turn to face me. It’s much easier this way.
  • Countertops, beds, dressers, ledges, etc. are not required. The Jump & Suckle can be performed from the ground as well.
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Sampson Suckling

I think that covers it! If you have any questions or need help perfecting your Jump & Suckle Move, let me know. I’m here to help!


By Emily