Are lap cats more affectionate?

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
May 30, 2008 8:22am CST
I say that they are. My Tabitha was a lap cat who loved to be petted and kissed. She liked to play a lot as well for her 14 years. But the cats I have now are definitely not lap cats, though I love them all and appreciate the fact that they have different personalities. I tried several times to try to pick Waffles up and hold her, but that overweight kitty tries to get away and usually succeeds. She is like greased lightning. And Columbus, who is usually very sweet, switches his tail and growls menacingly on my lap, although he loves to be petted only and not kissed. Mimi will jump on my lap and will stay as long as I do not pet her. She growls and tries to bite if I do make any attempts. And she's anything but affectionate. Also, Maxie is too wild and tends to bite and play "attack cat." Hence, this is why I think that lap cats are more affectionate. What do you think?
2 responses
@snowy22315 (76016)
• United States
30 May 08
My cat fluffdaddy does not like to sit on laps. i have tried to entice him with treats and so forth,but typically he will take the treats and retreat to the saftey of the chair arm. He grew up partially feral, so he is just alittle bit wild. He's plenty affectionate though and loves to be petted,and will lay down beside me. He's also the only cat I've ever had who comes every time I call him. He comes more than the dog does.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
30 May 08
One of our cats, Peaches, won't be picked up or held. We are allowed to pet her on her own terms. She will bite if pushed beyond her very firm boundaries. We love her to pieces. Josie is a lap fungus, always found in my lap or by my side. Paisley won't be held, but she is a purr machine. Arthur is a squirmy worm. I think he's afraid he will be given medicine. All cats are different; that's what makes them so wonderful.