Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
Dogs are great, but cats are endlessly quirky and have loads of personality. It's not a big deal to get a dog to love you. Winning over a cat is something entirely different. Once you do, they're incredibly affectionate.
Mine follow me around and don't pass up an opportunity to get attention.
Uncle Eric nailed it. Feed a dog and he's your BFF. Cats, not so much. We have four at the moment. Much to our dismay, our Maine Coon, Cosmo (my avatar pic), has been diagnosed with lymphoma, as well as being FeLV positive. One of our other cats, Nicky, is also FeLV positive. The other two are negative, and are immunized, so we hope for the best.
The day we brought him home, about five months
Nicky, aka Little Guy:
Shelby came to us after having spent 49 weeks in a cage.
At first, she was mostly a loner, didn't groom at all, and had little or no contact with either us or the other cats. In the two years we've had her, she has blossomed amazingly well, and has become fairly affectionate. And she even grooms now.