Fergus doesn't scratch my husband....

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My cat doesn't have a behavior problem, but since I am new to cat companionship, I have a question.

When I pet my cat, he often begins playing with my hand and arm, scratching and biting. It does not hurt, and he does not leave a mark, but he also does not do this to my husband. Not even when he scratches Fergus's belly! Why does the cat treat us differently?
 

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Looks like he's treating you much like a littermate. It's hard to say why he treats your husband differently though. Perhaps your husband told him off once or twice and he's a really disciplined cat?
 

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I cant explain it either. I do know that we have 3 cats that I can bathe and my husband can't. They are just as loving with him, but a bath...Heck no. Does hubby do anything different than you?
 
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My husband is a bit more strict than I am, and he is also not at home as much. Additionally, I am the first one in our household with whom Fergus bonded because he used to visit with me when he was a stray and I was the one who brought him home from Animal Control. Is it bad that Fergus treats me like a littermate?
 

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Well, I wouldn't say it's bad but if there ever came a time it was inappropriate, like kids or family memebers then yeah it may be a problem. Once they learn its okay to play with humans, there arent many boundries. So, if you don't think it will be a problem and you dont get hurt..the choice is yours.
 
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