How cats choose thier favorite human.....
So my wife first picked out Allie, or little calico. And allie was much more attached to my Wife, though she still liked me plenty. Then i picked out Mr Higgins, and he like me the most at first.....i think because i spent more time with him when he was segregated from Allie. Now that all the initial huffing and puffing and hissing has passed after introductions, and the kitties are good freinds. Rolls have changed. Mr Higgins much prefers my Wife, and Allie much prefers me.
Not sure how exactly this happened, i actually wanted to be buddies more with higgins, than with Allie, and my wife was much more concerned about Allie.
Allie is 10 times more affectionate with me, than with my Wife, and will tollerate me picking her up, and smothering her with hugs and kisses, and carrying her around. Not so with my wife. My wife has about 5 seconds once she pickes up Allie, before Allie has had enough.
On the flip side, Higgins will do almost anything to keep me from picking him up, he RUNS from me when he sees me reaching for him,, little booger. But he NEVER runs from my wife. Once i pick him up, he tollerates me fine, but he really tries to avoid me, unless he wants affection on his own terms, and crawls into my lap.
At night, when allie wants affections, she allways climbs on me, and when Higgens wants attention, he allways climbs on my wifes face.
I was wondering if gender has anything to do with it. Any one have any input? Do female cats tend to like men more? Do male cats tend to like women more? I kind of doubt it, so its just a thought. But i cant really see why our cats have chosen favorites this way...ultimatley, i dont care, as long as im ONE of the cats favorites....if they BOTH prefered my wife, i would be a little jealous.
I thought maybe Higgins dosnt like me because im the one who allways disciplines the kitties for getting on the counter....my wife does nothing, so im the bad guy. But i discipline Allie the same as HIggins. He seems to fear me somewhat, but Allie is completly un-phased by me. I say NOOOOOO very loud at her, and she just looks at me with a smug look like "whatever, your not scary" as where higgins takes off running, full speed.
i would love to hear some other experiences about kitties choosing favorites and how/why you think they choose who they choose.