We brought her home when she was 10 weeks old. She has been with us for 11 years and has brought us joy, laughter, frustration, and anger. But all in all she brings a calmness when petting her. Yes she is our cat, Sassy.
She is part of the family. When my son and I sit on the couch to read or watch TV she has to be laying in between us. Even as I sit here to write this post she is laying on the chair next to me.
She is not always friendly and loving. When she wants to be played with or needs some attention she can swipe at your leg. When strangers come in the house she runs the other direction. And if a stranger tries to pet her she may swipe a paw at them with all nails out.
She is not warm and loving to anyone other than my son and I. She has been known to draw blood more than once. Not good but everyone is given fair warning when they come in. I usually will put her away in a room when I know I am going to have company over. Of course that does not make her happy but it is for the safety of others.
She loves to eat and will run to the kitchen if she thinks you are headed that way. She will stand at the cupboard where her food is kept and meow until you feed her. She has a little belly but recently the vet said that she is in good shape and not over weight. Amazing that she is not!
She wakes me up each morning so I do not need an alarm clock. Of course she is only waking me up because she wants to be fed. Once she has eaten she is happy and will find a comfortable spot to curl up on; the chair, the bed, or the couch. Hearing a cat purr gives you the owner a certain calmness and happiness knowing that they are content and all is well.
Do you have a cat or have had a cat? Was it friendly to other people?