Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Idaho, United States
Posted Sep 26, 2015
Morpheus was one of the sweetest, most affectionate cats I've ever owned. It was hard to sit in place for very long before he'd be on your lap. He'd throw himself over (he liked to lay on his back with this belly up) and if you weren't paying attention, he'd slide right to the floor. He had absolute trust that you wouldn't let that happen. He was my cuddle-bug. He liked to cuddle up on the couch while you watched tv or read, and he'd snuggle up near my head when we went to bed. He was mellow, and happy, and the best stress relief you could ask for.
He was incredibly social and outgoing. He'd always be at the door to greet me when I got home, and in fact, my family could rely on him to let them know when I'd arrived. He'd greet strangers, too. People often remarked about how friendly he was. He got along equally as well with other cats, including the many short-term fosters that found their way through my home. I even ended up keeping one of my fosters because he had bonded to her so closely. They slept cuddled up, so that it was difficult to tell where one cat ended, and the other began.
I really have nothing negative to say about my experience with this breed. He was an amazing cat. I have always bonded closely to my animals, but he holds a special place in my heart. His love and his affection got me through some very hard times. It was very, very difficult when he passed away. I've had (and have) many cats, and none of them have been able to fill the role of companion and comforter like he did.