Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:19
They definately do! We got her as a rescue about 10 years ago. When we got her she was very, very thin with no fur on her body (she had pulled it all out herself, through stress, they thought). She did have a few 'issues' such as having to follow you everywhere (our friends were even followed to the toilet and 'watched' when they came round!) and she didnt like closed doors very much.
Saying that though, she was very much a people person and loved everyone. She was also so good with our springer spaniels, especially our newish springer who we got from a puppy. She was getting on a bit and not as quick on her feet so did get stepped on by him a few times but she used to let him wash her from top to tail. In exchange, he used to let her wander up to his bowl when he was eating, he would stop eating and step back, wait for her to have a nosey and only start eating again when she wandered off. She was definately in charge!
We always said we would get another cat. As I work in a school, we will wait until the summer holidays to get one so I can be around whilst they (am hoping for two!) get settled in.