How to get my remaining cat to cuddle?
Hello again, as you all know I lost my love of my life cat a month and two days ago (Jelika). She was the cuddliest cat I've ever known. As soon as I got home and sat on the couch she would be glued to me until I left for work again the next morning. I loved all the cuddling so much.
But my remaining cat, Kitty, has never been a huge cuddler. She occaisionally comes to sit on my lap, and very rarely will I wake up and find her on the bed with me. I am hugely going through cuddle withdrawl. I miss it so much. I would dearly love to get Kitty to cuddle more, but don't know how to encourage it other than picking her up and putting her on my lap and petting her (she will usually only stay put for a couple of minutes before jumping down again). It makes me extremely sad and lonely. It almost seems that she is just a roommate that I feed and change the litter for. I know that's a little harsh, but I just miss Jelika so much and really miss the feeling of having a cuddly ball of fur on my lap and purring beside me at night.
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to encourage more cuddling/affection with Kitty? Or should I just try to get used to a non-affectionate cat? Either way I still love her dearly and am so glad that I still have her. She is about 12 years old and I am hoping for quite a few more years with her. It's not that she's acting any differently since Jelika has been gone, but the lack of cuddling from her I guess never affected me as much before.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar?