3# Being picked up

“They certainly do not like being held against their will,” says Turner. He adds that most cats will forgive you for being too strong from time to time if they are used to socializing with people and they trust you: “My research has shown that they accept most advances of their guardians, which gives us the impression we are responsible. But, he adds, it’s always better to wait for the cat to come to your attention. “Then there is more time to interact in the relationship.”

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