Thursday, June 18, 2009

Picking up your cat

Do you ever wonder why when some people pick up your cat she just stays and purrs in their arms, but when others do this your cat just wants to break free immediately and starts clawing her way free? One of the reasons for this could be the way you’re hold her. When you pick up a cat, the most important thing to remember is to make sure that you’re supporting their back legs in some way. When you support their back legs, a cat naturally feels more secure in your arms, and you make it far more comfortable for your cat to be there. Cats generally don’t like the cradle position (which, as the name suggests, is where you hold that cat like a baby in a cradle), because it doesn’t afford them any control. Try draping the front paws of the cat over your shoulder while supporting their back legs with your other hand.