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The question "Why doesn't my cat let himself be touched? ", perhaps one of the most repeated by the first-time owners of a feline. The tendency to consider them as a small dog, or some rookie mistakes that we usually make even if we are already veterans, can make our pussy run away every time we try to show our affection with caresses.

This Animal Expert article will try to explain something more about the peculiar character of cats, and the consequences that this can have on the human and feline interaction.

They are not small dogs

We know that they are carnivorous, that they are the second most frequent companion animal in our homes, that they receive us when they get home making us feel special and that, each in their own way, they enjoy our company. But cats are not dogs in small size, an obvious issue that we often forget. In the same way that we insist that children do not harass animals by manipulating them without warning, or insistently, we must understand that having a cat is like having a demanding boss: he will decide practically everything regarding the interaction with your human.

For cats, our home is their home, and they allow us to live with them. They mark us daily rubbing against our legs in what we understand as a sign of affection, and in their world it is. but a particular affection in which it is clear who rules. Therefore, and as far as caresses are concerned, we must understand that it will be the cat who decides how and when it will be allowed to be caressed and / or manipulated, and it will show us its disagreement or conformity with multiple signs of feline body language (ear position, tail movements, pupils, sounds.) that will indicate when to end the session, or If we can continue.

But if my cat is like a stuffed animal.

Of course, this does not mean that there are not many "croquette-cats", authentic furry packs that behave like the more accommodating of the lap puppies. In fact, the character varies greatly depending on the type of predominant cat, and differences between European and American cats can be heard in many studies.

Years of selection have got felines of company of more size and character more similar to that of a dog in some places of the world, but the call roman cat, the most frequent in the homes of Europe, is not so different from the one that swarmed near the barns a few centuries ago, and its character is not usually that of the gentle and huge American cats.

The wrong moment

We always tend to try to calm our cat with caresses when we see him in a stressful situation, but this can cause him even more anxiety, make him avoid us and, therefore, we will get our cat not to be touched.

We all have the image of our cat looking out the window and chewing the air while staring at a dove. In that instant, we may see his tail move anxiously. Our attempt to pet him possibly I ended up in bite, since in that transitory situation (or similar ones), the poor pussycat is a bit frustrated as well as concentrated and the last thing he needs is a hand that rests on his back or head.

Thenews they are difficult to assimilate on the part of the cats, so when visiting, changing furniture, or moving, it is normal to avoid them when we insist on caressing them to calm them, without having previously left the space and time needed toget used.

If you just went through a very traumatic situation (the visit to the veterinarian, for example), it is logical that it takes a few hours to forgive our betrayal, avoid us or ignore us, just as when it is time to give a medication several days, and it will end For changing rooms as soon as you see us enter.

Prohibited areas>

Cats are very receptive to caresses for certain areas and quite reluctant to be touched by other parts of the body. The most accepted areas:

  • The neck.
  • Behind the ears.
  • Jaw, and part of the neck.
  • The back of loin, right where the tail begins.

However, the saying "defend yourself as a belly-up cat" has a solid foundation: usually cats they hate that we insist on scratching their bellies, is a defenseless posture that does not give them much peace of mind. So, if you try to do it and you wonder why your cat does not get touched, here is the answer.

The flanks are delicate areas too and do not usually like caresses in them. So nothing more than our feline let us share our home with him, we should begin gently to identify the zones They find it especially annoying that we play.

Of course, there are the lucky owners of cats that can caress them at will without letting the pussy stop for a minute to purr, that there are, and give us tremendous envy. But almost all mortals have had or have a standard cat, which has left us several errands in the form of bites the day or week that I was not in the mood For caresses.

A marked character

Like every dog, every human or every animal in general, every cat has a characterown, defined by genetics and the environment in which he grew up (son of a fearful mother, living with other cats and people in their period of socialization, stressful situations in their critical stage of development.).

Thus, we will find very sociable cats and always willing to interact in the form of caresses and others that will simply keep us company a couple of meters away, but without greater confidence. We usually blame it on a uncertain and traumatic past, in the case of street kittens, but this shy and elusive personality can be found in cats who have shared their lives with humans since minute one and who have relatively sociable litter brothers.

Our attempts to accustom them to manipulation can aggravate their reticence, achieving just the opposite of what we want, so that in the end our cat will come out from under the bed the time to eat and use the sandbox and little else.

Can you change the character of a cat?

There are behavioral disorders that can be solved with the help of ethologists and / or medication, but if our cat is elusive and shy, we cannot change it, just help you by encouraging the moments when you approach us and adapting to them. That is, instead of changing it, we can help you adapt, and if that fails, we adapt to the situation.

For example, many cats love to go to their owner's lap when they are sitting in front of the TV, but they get up immediately when it begins to pet him. Logically, what should be done in these cases is to enjoy that passive interaction, but just as comforting, and not insist on what you dislike, even if we never know the reason.

And the hormones.

Of course, if our cat is whole (not castrated), and the moment of jealousy arrives, everything can happen: from arisca cats that become smooth, to cuddly cats that attack every human that moves. And caresses, not to speak.

Male cats can run away from our caresses when they are whole and the mating season arrives because they are usually busier in marking territory, chasing away competitors, exploring through the window (with tragic results many times), and paying attention to their instincts, which in Socialize with people.

In the event that our cat has always been caressed without major problems, with its best and worst days, but take a while dodging our caresses or attacking us by touching it, that is, we observe an obvious change of character, it can be a clear symptom of pain and, therefore, the answer to the question "why does your cat not let itself be touched" is in the following causes:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Referred pain of some parts of the body
  • Local burns that may arise after the application of a drug,
  • Wounds that hide under the fur. etc.

In this case a visit to the veterinarian, who will rule out physical causes, and will seek, once these probabilities have been eliminated, the psychic causes, aided by the information we provide. We recommend you read the Expert Animal article on the 10 signs of pain in cats, to complete this information.

The dementiain cats It is not as well documented as in dogs, but it is also possible that over the years cats change their customs as do dogs. Although they recognize us, it may be that even before we loved to be caressed, the years make it more special and decide to cut the caresses before, or choose to avoid them, without any evidence of physical pain or psychic suffering. only that they become grumpy, like humans, but it is necessary to first verify that the origin of that behavior is not a physical or mental ailment.

If you want to read more articles similar to Why doesn't my cat let himself be touched?, we recommend that you enter our Behavior Problems section.

Why does my cat not be petted?

There are several reasons why a cat does not want to be touched. The main ones are:

    You haven't had> How do you pet a cat?

It may seem very simple, but if you do not have much experience, the animal may think that you are somewhat abrupt or that you make very fast movements. For the cat, the human being is very big, so if we want him to approach us, I recommend you follow this step by step:

  1. Stand in front of your cat, and sit on the floor.
  2. Invite him closer by offering cat treats. If you see that he ignores you, throw him some so that he is close to his position, and then another but this time he is closer to you.
  3. The cat will most likely not hesitate to approach you, so once you have it close, let it smell, and if you want, give it a treat.
  4. Now, let your hand smell, and gently run your fingers over your head.
  5. If you like it, you can stroke your back until you reach the tail, otherwise, you will have to settle for stroking your head today.

Repeat these steps several times a day for a while, and you will see how little by little you will get your cat to be caressed by you.

36 comments, leave yours

I have a cat that took it from a protectorate, I was 4 months old, I gummed up and it became very nice with my son who always played with her the coji for him because he kept telling me to buy one-one, in short, what It happens that now about 6 years ago he lives with me because my son's wife does not like cats (but when he came to my house if he played with her).
Since I have a game with her, she looks like a good footballer and especially a good goalkeeper since she takes everything she throws at you but she doesn't let herself be caressed and above all she takes it, she doesn't leave it at all, there are times that I would like to take her to hug her and feel her in my arms but this is impossible What can I do ?.
I am very happy with her and she is very cute for me.
Thank you

Hello Mary.
Try to occasionally give cans or prizes for cats. They love it and you can use this food to get them more confident. While eating, caress your back like the one who doesn't want the thing: two or three caresses and you take your hand away. So for several days.
Little by little you will see how it will get closer to you, rubbing against your legs.
By the way, when I look at you, narrow your eyes a little. This will convey a beautiful message: that you love her and that she can trust you. If she does the same, then it is because the appreciation is mutual.
A greeting.

Hello good night, so a few days I adopted a 2-month-old kitten, she approached me to ask to eat but at the moment I want to load it, she moves all the way down that she doesn't like to be loaded and when she caresses it she retires, and I like it so much that the charge and the kiss to the force do I do wrong to do it? is that when I adopted my first kitten he approached himself to carry it and lasted a lot in my sleeping arms and I want to do the same with the kitten but she does not let , What I can do?

Hi Alejandra.
You have to gain their confidence little by little, with games, cans of wet feed for kittens, and caressing it for example when you eat, or when you sleep. These caresses have to last little at the beginning, as you see that it gets closer to you you can caress it more often.
A greeting.

Hi, I have 4 beautiful kittens, but one of them, the 2nd cat that I had, is no longer allowed to be petted or grabbed before if it was left, it was very playful, but another kitten arrived and it was no longer left and it is almost impossible to see, I don't know what it was. a very sudden change

Hello Gaby.
Are they castrated? If not, it is most likely that he has entered into heat and others do not want to get too close.
In that case my advice is to take them to castrate to avoid problems.
A greeting.

Hi, I have a cat that I picked up in October 2016 and I was pregnant. She was affectionate, let herself be carried, and was not aggressive. Then the kittens were born they breastfed them until 2 months and I stayed with two of them.
The kittens are already 4 months old and my cat is 10 months old, but she does not let herself be caressed or carried, she has become aggressive even with her own kittens. What I can do.
Thank you

Hello Luisa.
Perhaps he has gone into heat again and does not want to have his kittens nearby.
My advice is to take her to castrate to avoid more litters and get her to calm down.
A greeting.

Hi there! A few months ago they left us a pretty scared kitten at the door and we decided to adopt him, as time passed he has been gaining confidence, but since he is with us he has not had contact with other cats. It happens that two days ago we saw a kitten and we took her home, our kitten is not that big is about 4 months, but the cat is about two months old. And when he arrived he reacted quite badly, we had never seen him on the defensive, but we have them in separate rooms and we brought the kitten for 15 min for the cat to see. But there is still a lot of rejection and now he tries to bite his tail and scratch it, what do I do? Thank you.

Hi Lulu.
Cats are very territorial since they were very young. My advice is that you have the kitten in a room for three days. Put your food, water, sandbox and a bed that you have covered with a blanket or cloth. Cover the kitty's bed also with a blanket or cloth, and on the second and third day intercámbiales the blankets or fabrics.
On the fourth day, let them see each other, but watch them just in case. Give them a can of wet feed - both at the same time - so they can see that nothing happens. If they growl or scarf, it's normal. What does not have to happen is that the fur is bristling and fighting. If you see that they are about to do so, separate them and try again the next day.
Much encouragement.

Good, I have a trigger since October 2016, we took it with just over two months and when it arrived it was all darling. She lay next to us, we caressed her and she purred until she fell asleep… But as time went by, she stopped being like that and began to behave more distant. He began to play with his hands, to sleep alone ... To the point that today he does not let himself be caressed, he withdraws your hand and begins to lick you until if you are heavy he ends up biting. I have no problem that it is the way it is, but I would like it to be the loving cat it used to be.

Hello Javi.
Has something happened that could have made you change your attitude now or in the past? For example, a move, the loss of a loved one, some moment of tension ...

Anyway, your cat must be about seven months old, right? At this age it is when they reach sexual maturity (even sometimes before). If you are not castrated, you might feel a bit frustrated. Normally a cat in heat becomes very affectionate, but sometimes it happens that it becomes a bit, let's say, irritable.

My advice is to take her to castrate in case she was not. Not only for him to be what he was but also to avoid unwanted litters.

Another option is to occasionally give cans of wet feed and take advantage of the moment you are eating to caress it. It is also important to play with her, for example with a rope, since the game is a very effective way to regain the trust and friendship of a cat. Gradually he should be more kind and affectionate to you.

Hi there! Two days ago I picked up a kitten, she had gotten into a neighbor's garage and he put food on her but she couldn't have it there any longer because of complaints from neighbors. The kitten is about one year old and was super cuddly and quite outgoing, she let herself be held in her arms and even kissed me on the hands just without knowing me, I decided to bring her home and put her in a separate room, I have two more cats at home (female and male, both castrated) and since the new one smelled them he doesn't want me to caress her, he's eating well, but he spends almost all the time inside the transport, and when I do the risk of touching her very buff. What can I do to make him trust again? When would the best time be and how to introduce the other cats? Thanks in advance!!

Hi Yanet.
It is normal for the cat to feel a little "overwhelmed" by the change. It can take several days to get used to your new home.
To get along with cats I recommend you first regain your confidence, and for that there is nothing better than giving you cans for cats from time to time (if you can, one a day). During the first day do nothing, just stay close to her. But the second you can try to caress her "without noticing", if you see that she becomes nervous and / or snorts, do not do it and try the next day, but if she continues to eat quietly caress her a little.
Gradually increase the time you use to caress it. After eating, it is very advisable to play with her, with a rope for example. So soon he will trust you again.
When she is calm with you, you can start socializing her with the other cats. Cover your bed and that of the other furry ones with a blanket or cloth (depending on whether it is autumn or summer), and interchange them from the next day.
On the fourth / fifth day you can present them, but being present at all times. If they snort or growl, it is normal, what they don't have to do is stare at their teeth. If they do, keep them apart for another day and try again.
Cheer up.

Hello! I have a cat that was given to me yesterday, I don't know how many months it is but it seems about 4 or 3 months old, the thing is that she is very scared, she doesn't let herself be caressed and she hides where they don't find her, so much so that We find it difficult to get it out, since we want you not to feel afraid trying to force it out, and I don't know how to establish a friendly, affectionate and mutual relationship between the two, what do you recommend?

Hello, Elizabeth.
You must have patience. Cats can take a lot of getting used to.
Offer him occasional cans for kittens or treats for cats, invite him to play with you, and let him explore his new home.
When he approaches you without fear, caress him from time to time, as if he really didn't want to. At first you will feel a little uncomfortable, and you may even be scared and wonder what happened, but go on doing it for a few days / weeks.
Do not force her to anything. Observe their behavior. Look at her with love and narrow your eyes, so she will understand that you love her, and that she can trust you. If she does the same, you will have already earned her trust.
But this takes time, its time. Go at your own pace and you'll see how everything will be fine.
A greeting.

Hello
I have a cat as an adult, I picked it up from the street about two months ago, it has never been caressed, it is getting closer to me, when I speak it comes, it is already sterilized. Today I had some sheets of paper in my hand and I tried to stroke it with the sheets, he left, but then he approached me and scratched my leg, got angry because I tried to grab it and he took it out. How can I make it more friendly?

Hi, Diana.
When cats are picked up from the street as adults they have more problems adapting, especially if they had never had contact with humans before.
We must have patience. Don't try to pet him, much less catch him if he doesn't want to. It is better to go little by little.
Offer cat treats, or even wet food (cans). Invite him to play with, for example, a rope.
As time goes by you will get more confidence.
You have more tips in this article.
A greeting.

Hello, we have hosted an adult cat (without neutering) because its former owners could not take care of it. The problem comes from not letting or caressing, or brushing, or cutting the nails ... And when we get very close to it we snort, growl, let loose and screams ... The cat around the house is fine, runs through it but with us there is no way. He has been home for a few days ... Maybe it will have to be given more time? We give her prizes but she doesn't want them ... I don't know what I can do.

Hello Anna.
Yes, it needs time 🙂
Give her cans (wet food) for cats from time to time, and invite her to play with ropes or balls. So little by little he will trust you.
A greeting.

They gave me a kitten for 2 and a half months and I don't want to go out under the bed and don't let myself be touched, it's very aggressive, what can I do?

Hi Dunia.
It is important to have a lot of patience. Give her wet food for kittens (since she has a stronger smell, she will love it), invite her to play daily with a rope or ball, and you'll see that she will trust you over time.
Cheer up.

Hi.
I adopted a kitten when I was two months old. She is currently 4 months old, and all the cats in my house are in heat, I really don't know if she was also in heat because it makes me very young. But lately he lets himself be caressed very little, he is very aggravated,
(It takes about 1 week.) It is not allowed to be caught, because it starts to bite and move so that it sultan. What could be happening to him? Does something hurt? Will you be pregnant? And that's why he lets it touch?
Help!

Hi carmen.
You will probably be pregnant, yes. I recommend you take the cats to castrate, so surely the cat would be as it was before.
A greeting.

Hello what happens is that I have two cats (mom and daughter) but mom (keilly) just lets the kittens live and kills the males, on the other hand the daughter (Mine) has had a kitten (Felicia) but I leave her "In the care" of Keilly the kitten must have two months, but does not let herself be touched and bites or scratches, Keilly has just had another kitten (Ambar) of a 3 weeks and both baby kittens live together but I worry that Felicia does not eat enough for what I would like to know how to approach Felicia and be able to feed her, but she always hides and begins to want to attack how I can do to take her and feed her

Hello Valeria.
If you can afford it, it is best to take them to castrate all, even the young when they are of age (six months).
The fact that they are not neutered can make them very nervous, since they also have kittens to protect and care for.

So that the coexistence improves, you can give them wet cat food at all at the same time. Take this moment to caress them (without overwhelming them). Spend time with them, and invite Felicia to play with a rope or other toy. He insists every day, and little by little he will be reassuring with you.

Hi there! We have taken a kitten from the street for about 3-4 months. The cat is very scared and after a week we have not noticed any progress. Always hidden, he has a sad face, he meats a lot about everything when he is alone and it is impossible to approach because he shrinks in fear and if he thinks that you have approached a lot.
When we are in the room it does not take our eyes. We have tried to teach him food, to act as if he is not there, to teach him toys and nothing ...
We do not know if we have done him a favor by bringing him with us or annoying him because he does not want to be in a house ...
It's desperate ... What can we do ??
Thank you

Hi Lidiana.
With that age the stray cat is already realizing where he is and, of course, having not lived with humans before does not know what it is.
Even so, it is not too late for him to get used to you, because he is still a baby. But you have to be very patient and insist a lot, with the games, with the food.
The atmosphere has to be calm, without loud noises or sudden movements.
If you can get Feliway in diffuser (in pet stores) perfect, it will help you to be calm.
Much encouragement.

My nephew adopted a cat of about 2 years, in the shelter he approached and thought that at home it would be the same. He has had it for almost 6 months and has not been able to get close. He thinks he was mistreated and never lived with a family. He doesn't want to force her and hopes that he will gradually get used to it. Can you do something to accelerate that approach?

Hello Pilar.
Wow, poor thing 🙁
In these cases you have to be very patient. And, above all, try not to make noise.
Using feliway and putting quiet instrumental music (like that of American Indians, for example, or traditional Japanese) are small things that can help.

I also recommend occasionally giving you treats for cats and cans of wet food (the latter from time to time, since otherwise it may happen that you get used to and do not want to eat your usual feed).

And if it still does not improve, there is the option of consulting with a feline behavior expert. If you are from Spain, we have two very good ones: one is Laura Trillo Carmona (from therapyfelina.com) and the other is Jordi Ferrés (from educadordegats.cat/en/index.html).

I have 2 cats who are sisters, they gave them to me since they were little when they became independent from their mother cat ... when they brought them because they were obviously half altered and fled to hide after 1 of them began to approach me and then I began to leave her then caressing the other one followed her but since they grew up (4 - 5 months) the one that started to approach me now doesn't like anyone to touch her and she even cries of health is perfect we often take her to the vet and she has her vaccines apart They have been operated for about 2 months, when my cat is asleep, she doesn't worry about being caressed until she accommodates her so that she can caress the little leg and the little barb, but she wakes up. comes to the first one is very understood but I find it strange that he does not let himself be caressed or anything) his sister changed until she threw you bites so that she caresses her when she was the one who recently arrived longer to approach and I even growled.

Hello Isaac.
There are cats ... and cats. It also happens to me, that I have cats that melt with caresses, but there are instead I have a cat that does not like it too much. It is normal. 🙂
You can try to caress her when she is busy, for example, when she eats, but if she doesn't like it… well, nothing.
A greeting.

Hi. I have a cat sanctuary. 21 in total. There is a kitten (from a rescued cat who was pregnant) who was always very fearful. He lets himself be caressed only when I feed him, but the rest of the day he runs away and doesn't let me get close (except grab her). He is almost 2 years old, but his behavior was always the same. I have no problems with her two sisters and the rest of the cats, but this one in particular gives me problems when I can't get close except a little when I feed her. Is there anything I can do? I tried the food, but as soon as I go without food, he walks away. I do not notice that it is fear (if another person enters the sanctuary it is different, it trembles). When I raised them with the mother and the sisters, she let herself be caught, although she was always the most elusive.

Hello Daniel.
For what you say, that cat simply does not like to be caressed or samples of affection that involve physical contact. Nothing happens. You just have to respect it 🙂

To show him that you love him it is not necessary to have it on him. By looking at her and blinking slowly you will already be telling her that you feel appreciation for her.

Hello, I have a cat of about 6 or 7 months, I found her on the street when I was between 2 and 3 months old, the issue is that she became very aggressive, she doesn't let me load her for a second, and before she slept on top mine for a while but now she doesn't sleep anywhere, she is hyperactive, and she has a lot of toys and play with her but she is always climbing everywhere, biting cables and everything, scratching me and my mom, the question is that only She falls asleep when we leave her on the conveyor or at night we leave her in the kitchen with her food, water, bath and her bed and even toys. But we no longer know what to do, almost every day it spider us, I know that it does it playing but it hurts us a lot and does not understand the limits. I don't know if taking her to castrate will improve her character, but I hope so. Because it becomes very difficult to live together like this.

Hello Romina.
Castrating it is something I recommend, it will calm down. But you have to know that it will not solve the problem. For that to happen you must arm yourself with patience, play a lot with it and teach it not to scratch and not to bite.
A greeting.

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There are very tame cats that requires a direct and constant contact with people and there are more crappy cats who feel fear and fear when approaching us.

The first thing to rule out is pain. We have to be totally sure that the cat does not let it touch because it hurts some part of its body. If our cat is totally healthy, then we can already blame the one who is arisco to his behavior.

A cat is arisco for several reasons. If it has been a cat collected from the street or from a shelter, it is simple, the cat is arisco because it has to complete its stage of sociabilization and for this we only have to have patience, a lot of patience.

Another reason may be because of fear. There are cats that are scary and any sudden movement, loud sound, scares him. If that has happened while we have been caressing it, it will associate the fright with approaching us. They can also manifest this scary behavior if there are more cats at home with whom they don't feel 100% safe.

What we have to be clear about is that cats are caressed when they want and not when we want to.

Son ellos lo que se deben de acercar a nosotros, nunca los tenemos que pillar desprevenidos y dormidos. Hay que acercar lentamente la mano hacia su nariz para que nos huela. Una vez que te de un toque con su nariz, es momento de comenzar a acariciar. Comenzaremos por la cabeza, luego por el lomo, barrigas si se pone bocarriba y patas. A cada gato le gusta unas zonas más que otras así que solo tienes que observar hacia donde el gato te va dirigiendo y acariciar donde el gato te va indicando.

En casa, con este problema, tenemos a Lía, tremendamente asustadiza. Solo la podemos tocar cuando ella se acerca a nosotros y cualquier intento de acercarte tú a ella, sale corriendo.

Cuando ella decide acercarse, es tal su miedo, que quiere que la acaricie pero a la vez, va culeando para atrás de manera que es casi imposible ni siquiera el llegar a rozarla. Cuando por fin decide quedarse quieta, le encanta que le acaricien todo el cuerpo, sobre todo la barriga y muy pronto de planta con las patas hacia arriba y se queda un rato así, siempre sin perder el constante estado de alerta para salir corriendo al más mínimo movimiento.

Paciencia, no nos queda otra. Mucha paciencia y buena mano.

Mi gata no se deja tocar

Efectivamente, mi gata no se deja tocar, pero no solo no se deja tocar sino que no la puedes ni mirar directamente a los ojos, sale despavorida aunque este sumergida en el sueño más profundo.
La miro y pienso en lo suave que debe ser su tripita, en lo que me gustaría que durmiera conmigo y que supiera lo feliz que me hace que esté aquí con nosotros.
Un día mientras caía una tromba de agua, como hacía meses que no caía, la veía mientras miraba a través de la ventana, le gusta mirar la lluvia caer. Entonces entendí algo, algo importante. Me da igual que no se deje tocar, que no confíe en nosotros por muchos esfuerzos y sobornos alimenticios que le demos, quiero que esté a salvo, que viva tranquila, adoptada, en lo que desde el día que llegó es su casa.
Todos queremos tener un gato cariñoso que nos despierte por las mañanas y nos haga carantoñas y juegos graciosos, pero…que pasa si no se deja tocar? que pasa si su pasado nos es incierto y ella no se fía de nadie? que hacemos con ella?
No podemos juzgarla, no sabemos que le pasó antes de rescatarla, antes de estar en la protectora, antes que El Jardinet dels gats la sacase de la inmundicia que supone vivir entre las rocas.
Mi gata no se deja tocar y me da exactamente igual, creo que adoptar no lleva implícita “la palmadita en la espalda” ni el ganarte el favor de nadie, lo único que lleva implícito es el echo de salvar una vida. A mi me vale con verla dormir a pata suelta en cualquier parte de mi casa, me vale con verla jugar con mis otros gatos que la quieren lo mismo que yo.
Es triste pensar que en una “cosmopolita” Barcelona nos encontremos con casos tan tremendos.
Mi gata no se deja tocar, solo conserva un diente y tiene un herpes crónico en los ojos… pero la quiero tanto..
La quiero por lo que es y por lo que representa para mi, no la quiero por lo que me gustaría que fuera, como en las buenas amistades. Me gusta mirarla como duerme y pensar que salio de la protectora, que salió del calle, que ahora ve la lluvia caer a través de una ventana y que ya no moja su piel. A mi, con eso, me vale.

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