Luckily, both Gatsby (the cat) and Tulip (the dog) are pretty laid back towards him. I stress the phrase "towards him" because Gatsby can be particular and if Gatsby wanted to scratch him to shreds he would do it. He gently lets Jamison know when he's had enough and Jamison has been taught to back off at that point.
Here Jamison has found Gatsby relaxing by the back door. Lily is in the background in her princess "gown" which is actually a nightgown but you try convincing her of that. I'm on week 6 of that effort.
Gatsby is just so fat and fluffy.
Petting the cat isn't enough. He MUST lay as much of his body on top of the cat as he can. It's usually at this point that Gatsby feels that his personal space is being invaded.
For this shot, Jamison actually climbed onto the couch to get close to Tulip. I don't think Tulip is as gracious as Gatsby is when Jamison wants to cuddle; she's just too lazy to move. You can almost see her begging me for help in her eyes.