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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:47 pm 
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:eek: I'm not sure if it was the neuter or if Griffith just took a lot longer to settle and learn to trust people but he's become so cuddly in recent weeks it's amazing, he's often cuddled up next to me or on my lap and if I say "Griffith cuddles" he comes running jumps on my lap and starts purring away. Before he would only come over if Arya was with me and would kinda cuddle up to both her and me but now he comes over on his own and actively seeks out affection from me. He will only be like this with me though he's still quite skittish around other people, thankfully Arya adores everyone so she tends to entertain guests whilst Griff stays with me.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:25 pm 
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Look at that handsome boy!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Aww he is so handsome, I wish mine were more cuddly.

Magic will come up onto my pillow sometimes, I have to turn it length wise down my body so he can fit on, then I can put my arm around him and sleep, this only usually happens when the weather gets colder.

Pearl does not cuddle at all, she likes to roll and show her belly and loves lots of tickles, but no actual cuddles and she hates being picked up.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:21 am 
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Clare&magic wrote:
Aww he is so handsome, I wish mine were more cuddly.

Magic will come up onto my pillow sometimes, I have to turn it length wise down my body so he can fit on, then I can put my arm around him and sleep, this only usually happens when the weather gets colder.

Pearl does not cuddle at all, she likes to roll and show her belly and loves lots of tickles, but no actual cuddles and she hates being picked up.


It took a lot of time to win his trust and he would often watch Arya when she came over for cuddles and you could see he kinda wanted to but didn't know how to approach it plus he was a very timid boy when I brought him home. I'm not really sure what happened but one day he went from sitting next to me purring to rolling around on my lap kneading.

I think a lot was he wanted to be more friendly he's just very shy so I let him go at his own pace and didn't rush him to come to me. I also wonder if their personalities are like this cos both their parents are show cats so they have to be friendly to be handled by judges etc so it could be in the breeding as well as early handling etc. As I do believe you can't make a cat cuddly who doesn't want to be cuddly they need to be the ones who make the first steps, I guess it needs to be part of their natural personality to want to seek human attention. Plus I am with them both 24/7 atm so that probably helps as well.

He hasn't got to the point Arya is at where she will sleep cuddled up in my arms like a teddy or sleep on my chest but he's getting there :lol: I do worry I'm gonna end up with a 20lb cat sleeping on me at some point if he does get that friendly, I can't see that being good for my asthma if he sleeps on my chest as an adult lol.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:59 am 
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Great photos - especially like the one where he is getting his head stroked - eyes closed and whiskers all forwards - that is a contented cat.


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