When I first went to visit my cat, Marnie, at the shelter I fell in love with her right away. She was snuggly and all she wanted was to be held, and be in my arms. The shelter had a rule that you had to visit multiple times before adopting your pet, and she had not been spayed yet so I had to wait for that to be done to. I visited her almost every day for the two weeks she had to be kept there. Each time all she wanted was to be held, cuddled, and brushed. After I brought her home, every time I picked her up and put her in my lap she would try to run away or growl..even nip at me on occasion. At first I thought she was still uncomfortable because of her surgery and was scared because she was in an entirely new place, but it has been two months and she does the same thing. She will sit near me and likes to be around me but as soon as I pick her up or put her in my arms the growling and nipping begins. Any ideas on what I could do to make her feel more comfortable with me or for her to enjoy being pet and held?