Maybe some of you remember, I recently got a cat and put up a topic on what to name her. I settled on Samus and end up calling her Sam for short. After a few week adjustment period, my cat acts strangely. It follows me around the house meowing at me (all food and litter and water bowls full). It used to let me hold her and pet her but now it's very hit and miss.
The only attention she does seem to really enjoy is walking back and forth and rubbing herself on my hand. Then she just falls over. If I try to pet her she gets up like she dosent enjoy that and if I pet her belly she bites me. Here's a video:https://vimeo.com/710944803
Should I just chalk it up to the personality of the cat? I think she's trying to tell me something but I don't speak cat.
"Pick me up with your eyes, slave!"
I don't know about the waking around talking to you but in that video Samus looks like a happy cat. Cute cat and awesome name!
Cat looks happy. Laying on their backs and exposing their belly is a sign of trust. But some cats are ok with petting the belly, others aren't.
We have 2 cats and can't pick one of them up at all...it freaks out and hates it. The other one is totally aloof and doesn't care in the least. So all cats like different things but yours looks like it likes you. So that's good.
Your cat looks like it likes you and seems pretty normal for a cat, but it may take more than a few weeks for you and your cat to totally bond. My late father-in-law wanted my wife and I to get his cat when he passed, but my sister-in-law (a dog lover
) snatched her instead. After a few years we did get her. It took about a year before the cat (Susie) was totally comfortable with us. We had her about 6 years before we lost her to lymphoma. She was a great cat and we still miss her.
I know many cats get funny when you touch the lower back/base of tail area. My cat would bat a paw and try to 'play' bite me. I had a friend who's, if you pat it in that area, would start to lick his right paw...every time.
And cats usually do NOT let you pet their stomach without some kind of reaction. That running back and forth and touching your hand seems like he is very loving.
I had to put my cat down a year last February...and when he was young...I could almost wrestle around with him. He'd bite, but NEVER hard enough to do anything but leave indentations in the skin. As he got older, he either didn't want to control it or couldn't because he would bite harder. But I could spin him on the floor and honk his head. He loved it.
> "Pick me up with your eyes, slave!"
> -Some Cats
This is accurate.
We have a female cat that will still bite when I try to touch her belly. I'm not an expert, but I think that's pretty normal. My understanding is that is a defensive position, with all claws and teeth pointed at the "attacker". I think for some cats that instinct just takes over. It's for sure gotten better and sometimes she seems to really enjoy it...but then seemingly out of nowhere I'll get scratched up.
My own experience is that cats don't like being picked up often but do love belly rubs. Sometimes it just takes time to get your cat into a good place. My one cat hid a lot until my other cat sadly died and then she started coming around popping up and laying on my pillows. I believe my one deceased cat was a bully to her when it came to getting attention. Sadly it took the one dying for her to become really affectionate and open up to wanting to be around me all the time. I've always found that cats and dogs love their belly rubbed but some only want it on their terms. I've been around a lot of animals that love their belly rubbed but when they want it to stop they will hiss or growl. They still always came back but it was on their terms and when they wanted it to stop they would let you know.
> She loved to try and murder us by walking under our feet as we walked.
Ah yes, the classic technique. One of my previous cats was absolutely insane about it. I'm pretty good about dealing with it but she really enjoyed darting in very quickly lol.
> sinnie wrote:
>> She loved to try and murder us by walking under our feet as we walked.
> Ah yes, the classic technique. One of my previous cats was absolutely insane about
> it. I'm pretty good about dealing with it but she really enjoyed darting in very
> quickly lol.
And then THEY get pissed off when you accidently step on them, kick them or fall down. It's like WTF HUMAN. But geez.