Join Date: May 2011
Location: Carmichael, CA.
Lap Cats, Borned?
My Meme a abandon cat that the girls at the office where I used to work rescued picked me to be her special human.
She would sit in my lap for hours while I watched TV, she was extremely polite, as soon as I started to get up she would jump down and when I returned to my chair she would jump on the couch then cross over to my chair, she also love laying next to me between my leg and the arm of the chair.
After she passed away I got Samantha, purebred Maine Coon, raised in a home with another litter of kittens, she was a wonderful cat and we spent 15 1/2 happy years together, but she wouldn't sit in my lap and while she liked to sit on the arm of my chair she couldn't be coaxed to ever become a lap Kitty.
Was this just part of her personality or because she wasn't held enough as a kitten.
I got her when she was 6 months old and at the house there was her sister and 3 half siblings, she was kind of nonchalant to my presents, I wonder if this caused her to get less attention, squeaky wheel gets the oil.
So she wasn't held enough.
She was as loving a cat as I've ever known but no lap time for Papa.
I learned quickly to love and accept her for the cat she was, not the cat I wanted her to be.