When I'm not feeling well, both cats stay extremely close to me. The worse I feel, the closer the cats stay to me. Anywhere I go in the house, the cats follow. If I go to the bathroom, the cats will scratch at the door until I open it up so they can come inside and sit with me.
The cats won't eat/drink, use the litter box, etc., until my wife gets home at night from work. Is this normal behavior for cats?
Background on cats:
We found Puffy when she was about 2 to 2-1/2 weeks old (she had been abandoned by her mother) and it took almost a year for her to "accept" people outside of my wife and I. We had to feed her by hand for a few weeks and teach her how to use a litter box.
Scruffy: we got her from a friend's daughter so she was already "used" to people and is a very friendly cat, especially with out 2 year old granddaughter who hauls her all over the house without fussing at all.
Both cats are "house cats" in that they are not allowed outside unless they are on a harness and lease. Puffy has been fixed, and Scruffy will be fixed once I get my Social Security Disability (just recently approved).
Is it considered to be "normal cat behavior" for them to stick so close to me when I'm not feeling well? I've had cats in the past (our last cat died when she was 17 years old) and have never seen this kind of behavior before.