hi, thanks for the welcome
I'm glad i found this site!
I guesss 'nibbles' is a misrepresentation. It's more like the 'love nip' someone described above, just a playful touch of her teeth, more a tickle than anything else. I agree with what everyone has said, i think a lap cat is great, and that's what a domestic pet is all about, animal and human interaction and affection. I think my parents have this odd notion of a semi-"wild" cat, who'll just come for food and run off to an isolated room, and maybe entertain us occasionally
it's not as if she's a tiger cub planned for release into the wild (!!), but they insist that I'm making her dependent on people by giving her so much company, and that was what concerned me, even though i really can't see why it'd be a problem.
Anyway my parents have a few odd notions, at least when it comes to the cat. (my dad is convinced that the no cow milk thing is just a huuuge consipiracy with the vets and food manufacturers...)