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post #31 of 46
Funnily enough, the only one who I can hold like a baby who LOVES it , is my Lily who we got as an adult preggers stray a couple of months ago.

My other two babies that I've raised since they were barely 5 weeks old don't allow it at all!!!

I've never really thought about it or wondered why.
Maybe poor Lily just needs that extra bit of comfort.
post #32 of 46
When Clyde was just an eight-week kitten in the shelter where I was volunteering, I held him like a baby every day for the three weeks it took me to figure out that he was supposed to be my baby. (be my, be my baby... ...my one and only baby... )

Kittens are not allowed to be on the floor there due to immunity issues -- it's either the cage or somebody's arms. So I'd sing to Clydie and rock him to sleep... he'd stretch up and nosekiss me and purr and pat my cheek... it was a total lovefest, and people kept saying, "When are you going to take that cat home?"

Finally, I did... and WHAM! That was the end of the baby-holding! As soon as Clydie was free to run, he put a stop to the holding -- but he does like a nice snuggly hug while he's on the desk beside me, or in bed.

Pearl won't fight me if I pick her up like a baby, but she widens those big green eyes at me in such horror and trills as if to say, "What did I do to deserve this, mama?" So I never subject her to it for long.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post
Funnily enough, the only one who I can hold like a baby who LOVES it , is my Lily who we got as an adult preggers stray a couple of months ago.

My other two babies that I've raised since they were barely 5 weeks old don't allow it at all!!!

I've never really thought about it or wondered why.
Maybe poor Lily just needs that extra bit of comfort.
It's weird isn't it?? Stumpy was also a pregnant stray, Lily was a part feral we've had since 3 months old, and Smudge we've raised since she was 3 weeks old and got constant love. 3 cats from completely different backgrounds and not one cares for laps or cuddles.

Silly kitties
post #34 of 46
Riley lets me hold him like a baby if he's in snuggle mode. Usually he's too busy running and playing though.

Alley thought it was undignified and wouldn't let me do it to her
post #35 of 46
Sassy loves to be held like a baby and will sleep like that in my arms for hours.
Linus is just starting to let me hold him like that now. It has been an ongoing process with him since I brought him home from the shelter. At first he didn't like to be picked up and held at all but now loves to be handled...
Guess my little guy has decided to keep me after all....
post #36 of 46
Ari, yes until he gets antsy. Topaz - NO!!!
post #37 of 46
I can with my big babies, Gaia and Po, like that, especially Gaia, she loves it! I can't really hold Medusa, Circe or Demeter at all, and Sapphy, Nem, Deedle, Tig, Pandy and Electra tolerate being held for very short periods, Hades likes to be held, but he "sits" in my arms
post #38 of 46
Most of my boys you could hold like a baby. Most of the girls protested being held on their backs like a baby.

Now ALL kittens loved it, just when they got older the boys were still accepting of that position even if they were "alpha" type of cats
post #39 of 46
Only Tiger likes to be held on his back like a baby. Angel would do it sometimes but that doesn't last long!
post #40 of 46
Mine are 50/50. Teddy is a yes, no complaints. But with Whiskers you do it if you dare...
post #41 of 46
Tubee loves to be held like a baby, Samba totally hates it. If you even try to hold him like a baby he freaks out and runs away. He will lay upside down on his own, but not in your arms. Root is a wee bit to fat to be held like a baby! lol

Manda
post #42 of 46
Pepper LOVES to be held like a baby! Petunia, not so much, lol!
post #43 of 46
Stanley--absolutely yes, especially if you are rubbing his chest and under his arms
Bella--not on your life! She would freak out completely and turn into and octopus with claws.
post #44 of 46
Sassy, I can for a very short period of time. Black & Katie, no way, they would claw you to death!! I have just got to where I can pick them up and hold them for a minute, and I mean minute!!!
post #45 of 46
No way! My cats love to have their tummies rubbed and they will lay on their backs for that, but there is no way either of them will let me hold them in that position.

Chynna will allow me to cradle her in my arms, but she has to be "right side" up. You know that "meat loaf" position with them laying on their tummy and call legs tucked under them? That's Chynna when I'm holding her.
post #46 of 46
Quill likes it but he gets all squirmy and tries to claw my face up sometimes
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