Does Your CH Cat Love Being Close to You? (Poll)
Everyone loves a love bug.
It’s that cat who’s always near you. The one who’s affectionate, snuggly and perhaps more loving than others. There’s just something nice about feeling your love reciprocated.
A while back, the question was posed on Facebook: Do your CH cats need closer contact with you than their non-CH pals?
There were a number of interesting responses, and several folks said yes, they do think their CHers are more tactile than their other cats.
I feel this may be for several reasons. I’ve often thought about the relationships we have with our CH cats – how they may be slightly different from those we’d have with “normal” cats since CHers need a little more assistance, encouragement and consideration. I truly think that the additional time we may (sometimes unintentionally) spend with our CH cats may contribute to a different, perhaps deeper, relationships.
It may also have to do with the age of our cats when they were adopted. Perhaps kittens we’ve had since near infancy view us pet parents as their true parents.
Either way, I’d classify Ellie as a prime example of a love bug, and CG as a moderate love bug – unless my husband is around. (CG *loves* Matt to no end!)
They love being around us and showing us affection.
For example, every time Ellie falls into her water dish, we quickly grab a towel and dry her off. Sometimes it’s just a paw, sometimes it’s her entire side. But during the whole process she’s so good and patient, it’s almost like she knows we’re helping her. It’s little moments like that which make me wonder if they really do understand and appreciate our help, and if that translates into special, affectionate moments.
That said, I don’t think there’s any science behind this theory, not to mention that it doesn’t matter if one cat, CH or not, is more affectionate or tactile than another. I just thought it would be fun for us to share about the relationships we have with our CH cats.
Please take the poll below (feel free to answer for each situation that applies), and please share comments about how affectionate (or *unfriendly*) your CH cats can be in the comments!