Crazy pig lady strikes again. A stumbling block in Graham and Simon's friendship is Simon's reluctance to have anyone touching his head or ears. There's no actual problem but I imagine he had ear drops and pain and all sorts of manhandling when he got the head tilt so he's developed an aversion to having his head messed with. Not to mention it might make him dizzy.
Graham really likes to give and receive ear grooms. After nearly 6 months Simon will still only let him have one nibble before shaking him off. It makes G quite frustrated because he's trying to be nice.
So I've begun nuzzling Simon's ears and face while he's all relaxed on my chest. He's getting quite used to it and trusts me not to hurt him now. I can only hope it helps him trust Graham too.
(I think Simon's tilt has probably caused a few misunderstandings between them. It definitely makes Simon look like he's nosing off violently sometimes when he's actually just looking around. And when he is nosing off, his face ends up not pointed where it should be which is probably a bit baffling when you're on the receiving end.)