How do your cats react to strangers?
We currently live in a motel/apartment complex, and we're friends with quite a few of our neighbours. It's not uncommon for someone to knock on our door late at night with a six pack of beer, or a platter of food, or whatever. Everyone is always very taken with our kitties, and they're both always so friendly to everyone who stops by.
A guy who stopped by last night just couldn't get over how nice our cats were. They came right up to him as soon as he sat down. He's a cat-lover too, but said that all the cats he's ever had always went straight under the bed the moment anybody besides him or his wife walked through the door, and wouldn't come out until the big bad strangers left. I remember as a kid, I would always get so frustrated when I went to a house with cats and the cats wouldn't let me near them. I think that was probably one of the reasons why I wasn't a real cat-lover until we adopted Coda.
How do your cats do with strangers? Are they just happy to get attention and scratches from whoever is handing them out, or do they hide under the nearest piece of furniture the moment a new person crosses the threshold?
Jennifer and the kitties, Coda and Caligula