Cat holds on to me with claws when I get up to leave!
I have half-adopted a stray who followed me home. She's always sweet and loving and she's still young. She follows me everywhere in the neighborhood, like a puppy.
She's mostly in the street, but dines and spends the nights on the sofa in the lobby of our building. Since we have 2 more cats in the building (we made them a bedroom on the underground floor, another couch), she likes me very much to stay with her while she sleeps, I suppose for warmth and safety. She lies with her back and head on my thigh, the way they do with their mothers as kittens. But when I get up to go up to my apt., she grabs me with her claws and/or tries to bite me. I've tried getting up very gradually and slowly, and I've tried the "NO!" thing, but with little results.
Note: she won't come up to sleep in my apt. because she's afraid of the elevator and the other cats have marked the stairs with their urine, so she's afraid of the stairs too. Besides, I'm not allowed a pet by the landlord and I don't have money for vet visits, so I can't fully adopt a cat.