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I thought I got a snugly family cat! — 3 Comments

  1. Our Mau is quite a lover, but he detests being picked up or carried. He loves to crawl onto my lap on his terms. If we have been gone on a trip, you have to keep throwing him out of the bed as he attempts to get as close as possible.

    The charm of cats is that they chose you on their terms.

    • He sounds lovely but please don’t throw him out of the bed as he attempts to get as close as possible. Let him get close. Enjoy. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

  2. Re your Mau.

    Hopefully your cat is now well settled and adjusted. I have had my Mau for three years now and she is not a cat that will allow anyone to pick her up.

    I got her from someone who had her to breed (though appently she never did). They had given up on her breeding and wanted to find her a home. I don’t think that she had had much human contact as she wouldn’t let the breeders pick her up when I went to collect her. She just screached and spat at them. I managed to get her home in the car (100 miles). I had to keep her separate from my tortoiseshell as her shots hadn’t been maintained by the breeders. Everytime I went in the room to see her / feed her she would hide away and spit at me when I put my hand near her.

    Once she had had her shots, the three of us (me the mau and the tortoiseshell) spent a week in one room getting used to each other, with me sleeping on the sofa. By the end of the week, she was sleeping with me and the tortoiseshell. She wouldn’t let me stoke her though.

    In time I found that she would let me stroke her if i put my hand (back of hand towards her) over the stair rail and we built a relationship from there.

    I have had her for 3 years now. She still won’t let me pick her up but she sleeps with me and she will come to me for a cuddle when I sit on the sofa. She’s in my left arm now as I type with the left.

    I don’t think that she will ever let me pick her up as I think that she associates being held in two hands with vet trips, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good relationship with your cat.

    I know my cat loves me, she vies for attention with the tortoiseshell and will sleep on my chest at night. Don’t give up on your cat, though you may always come a distant second to your son for your cats attention.

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