Shy Cat Never Gave His Mom a Hug Until He Found Out She Was Pregnant
After returning from their honeymoon, Lisa Kitchen and her husband soon acquired their cat, Max, who was then just a kitten. Kitchen had just lost her 19-year-old cat and was eager for another one, but Max made it clear from the moment they adopted him that he favored Kitchen’s husband to her.
Kitchen told The Dodo that when they first got Max, he “quickly became connected to my husband.” He would sleep by snuggling up on his chest. To get him to take him up, he would meow. Not very much for me.
Max has always been a wildly friendly and playful cat, but never with Kitchen. Up until that point, he never gave her any attention at all and never cuddled or played with her.
Max was meowing loudly at Kitchen when she got home from work, as if he needed her attention. After several days of her receiving odd meows from him, Kitchen decided to try give him some attention in return. Oddly enough, he happily accepted. Kitchen found it odd, but she didn’t give it much thought until Max began holding her while she slept.
He was sleeping on my legs, and I started waking up,” Kitchen recalled. He would curl between my legs the following night, which is a big deal because he would never get that close. He is currently sleeping on my stomach at last. He tries to balance himself on my back if I’m sleeping on my stomach.
Kitchen realised something had to be wrong at this time. When she took a pregnancy test, she realised there had to be a reason why Max had become suddenly so interested in her. Before his mother even realised she was expecting, Max somehow sensed it. As a result, he adopted the role of her little protector, wanting to protect and love her while she is carrying their future child.
Max still feels strangely attached to his mother and makes an effort to never leave her side. Kitchen is trying to enjoy every moment of his constant cuddles with her before the kid is born in June. Kitchen added, “He rubs on my legs now, and if he doesn’t know where I went, he screams for me. “I have to shout, ‘Mommy’s downstairs, Max,’ and he chirps and comes running down the stairs for me. Since then, he has been a Velcro man. He no longer bothers with my husband, so I have to make room for him on the bed next to me at night.
Kitchen is concerned that Max might suddenly return to his old indifference, or perhaps he is simply waiting until the baby is born before giving his new baby sibling all of his love and attention.
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