(Allendale, mi, USA)
I purchased a gray tiger striped kitten from a private party not knowing he was also apparently part Egyptian Mau. As he grew I began to notice the spotted markings on his side and also took note of his extra long tail, pointy ears and long whiskers.
I was told he loves to snuggle and would sleep on your bed. That lasted about 2 weeks. I’ve never met a cat that didn’t like to be petted but he acts as if you are torturing him when you pet him.
He isn’t mean in anyway, just not loving. He does tolerate you to pick him up and pet him but that is what it is…tolerant.
Fortunately, he does seem to love my son for whom I purchased the cat primarily for. He loves to play and lately has taken to the heights…that is, he jumps up on top of my walls. (We have cathedral ceilings so my kitchen walls don’t go all the way to the ceiling.)
As long as he doesn’t “attack” me as I walk by, I suppose I can “tolerate” him as well. Maybe as he gets older he will become more susceptible to petting and snuggling.