I have 6 cats, all very different, 2 were born feral so nervous and subtley affectionate the others home bred and very confident, I have 1 unneutered female who the vet won't neuter due to a heart murmur - hence 6 cats! 3 of the 6 cats were home bred, born on my sofa (Mum won't allow the babies to come out unrtil I am with her, won't allow herself or babies to stay in a room unless I am there. When I come home from work all the cats come in, when I go into the garden they all come out with me, they all wait on the steps for me coming home at night, they all come into my bedroom when my alarm goes off. 1 of my cars stands gaurd every night by sitting in my hip, facing the bedroom door. My cats are clearly devoted to me!. All my cats are great with dogs, but my 2 girls will not allow dogs near me??
My daughter is about to move away (north of scotland) and I am desperately upset as I adore my 2 grandchildren (Andrew 2yrs & Megan 2 months) and the distance means I can't be a gran to them or support my daughter who has MS - My heart is breaking.
Recently when I sit down in the evening I find myself covered in cats! 1 cat is 5 years old, long haired and always preferred to sleep outside where it's cooler, he now curls up next to me on the sofa - they even crowd each other!. the ferals have always liked to sleep in quiet corners are sleeping on the back of my chair and the others all fit themselves in around me.It feels as though they want to be really close - is this their way of telling me that they know I am feeling sad and want to offer some comfort?