Today I was asked, “Is Max a lap cat?”
In the broad sense, yes. He will curl up in your lap if necessary but he prefers that you put your feet up and he stretches out over your legs…which are preferably covered with a blanket.
He will let me hold him in my arms, standing or sitting up – but not sitting back, no! This can go on for five to ten minutes…or twenty if he falls asleep.
No one else may hold him in their arms. Except for Diane but only on rare occasions and for no more than 30 seconds.
Note: Holding an 11-pound cat for twenty minutes while standing, is not recommended.