Does your cat like to be held?

@gizmo528 (732)
United States
April 17, 2007 5:28am CST
We have a cat that is about 4 years old and a kitten who is about 6 months old. The older cat doesn't like to be bothered much and doesn't want to be held. She lets you know when she wants attention. On the other hand, the kitten just loves to be held and cuddled alllll the time. She's just so lovable. Does anyone else notice the same things with their cats? Or is this just a kitten thing, and if it's a kitten thing I hope she never grows up. :-)
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• United States
17 Apr 07
My cat is lazy and an absolute lap cat. He will just lay there in your lap until you physically move him and then he'll just find someone else to lay on. He's two years old so it's definitely something that some cats never grow out of.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I wish my kitten would be like that. Maybe she will become like that when she gets a little older. As for the older one, the closest she'll come to laying on anyone is by laying on their feet.
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@billyboi (47)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
lol. i always love cats. even if they're kittens or the grown up ones. they're sweet
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have to admit, don't yell anyone..lol, I am more of a dog lover but I do love my cats. They are just so much fun to watch and it takes almost nothing to keep them entertained.
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Some older cats are like that. My two cats, Waffles, who is 2 years old, and Columbus, who is 10 years old, do not like to be picked up and held. Of course, that may all change in the next few months. Those cats were adopted from a shelter last October and are probably still adjusting.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Aww, if they came from a shelter then they probably are still adjusting like you said. I hope it works it for you. We got our kitten from a shelter and we were actually surprised how lovable she was. We were afraid that she would be kind of skittish.
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@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
17 Apr 07
we have 2 cats, one from my mom and one from me. my cat doesn't like to be held when it's my mom grabbing her, when it's me she doesn't move. the other one doesn't like to be held at all, she desides when she needs attantion and then she'll come ask for it. We can like get that one, put her on our lap, she'll jump off and 20 seconds later come back lol
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Too funny, I guess cats just know who they want to touch or hold them. They are just so human like.
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@magikrose (5425)
• United States
17 Apr 07
We have 2 cats and neither one likes to be heald for long periods of time. What Alexis does is jumps up on my desk and gets in my face when she wants attention. Precious will do the same thing. They both will also climb on me when I am in bed and tickle my nose and want attention. Then they will lay down on me and fall asleep. They are funny but I love them just the same and wouldent change them.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Both of our cats jump in front of the computer when they want some attention too. It's strange, but it seems like all cats know to look for their "staff" in front of the computer, lol.
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@luay673 (153)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Apr 07
i guess it's not a kitten thing but just like humans, they have their own attitudes and likeness
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
True, and I almost think that most cats think that we are the animals and they are the people just by how they act sometimes. I hope that makes sense...lol
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
17 Apr 07
i have never met an adult cat that will tollerate being held for very long. A cat will come and sit on me periodically but this always has to be on the cats terms, never mine. In my experience, cats are so independent, being held is an infringement of this indipendence. The old adage is true, dogs have owners, Cats on the other hand, have staff blessed be
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
It is so funny how true that old saying is. I never really understood that concept until recently. lol
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have had both cats and kittens that want to be held. And then I have had both that didn't want to be held. I sit here a lot of the time typing with one hand because I am usually holding a cat.lol. Then there are the cats that just like to sit on my lap and that makes getting at the keyboard a little challenging.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I can understand that. They are always getting up around my keyboard when I'm trying to do something. I believe that they think they are actually helping me.
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@Rosepetal (352)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I agree with the other post -- I think some like to be held and some don't. Mine will demand my attention (pets), but when I try to hold him he runs.