Is this normal behavior or am I doing something wrong??
Within the last couple of days, our cat Cortland is allowing us to pet him. We adopted him about 2 1/2 months ago. But his beginning has been a little rough. We sold our house after the 1st month we had him, needed to have someone foster him for a month until we got settled. We've had him back now a couple of weeks. We also recently added another cat to the house. Regardless, if we waited longer or did it like we did, this cat was coming.
But the behavior I'm concerned about is his affection. Like I said, we can now pet him and he purrs a storm when we do, he's also meowing way more. When Cortland comes for attention, he throws(pushes very hard) himself at us. We can pet him a few times, but then we start to worry because he starts to claw/scratch at us. While we are petting him, he is kneading. Occasionally he nips at us as well. We know that we've stressed him out as of late. But since he is our first cat, I just want to be sure we are on the right path with him.