Airdolomiti From Italy, joined May 2003, 682 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8749 times:
Quoting Aloges (Reply 1): Same here, they do what they want and don't need "babysitters". As long as "what they want" includes some cuddling every now and then and not too much furniture-testing, the cat is great.
Ditto -- definitely my favourite animals. They are independent as you said, and they know perfectly well that a bit of cuddling and purring at the right time is all they need to do to be loved...
I also like big cats in general, such as lions and tigers. I find Siberian snow tigers especially fascinating:
That one is fine since it don't live in Georgia. It has some cousin here in my neighborhood that is fixing to get shot if I get a chance next time it decides my house is a food source at 4 in the morning.