Cooper has the friendly gene and he's using it to the fullest. I love this guy and he loves me. He also loves everyone else. There is so much love and charm in this cat that it could be divided up between all 97 that sit at our local shelter presently and they could then advertise.....ALL CATS HERE ARE FRIENDLY.
It has shown through studies that if the paternal cat of a litter is friendly then that gene is passed on to the kittens. It is known as 'the friendly gene.' It goes without saying that the amount of handling of the kittens is crucial in providing happy, social kittens to the adopters. But sometimes the kittens are not socialized all that well and still you may end up with extremely friendly cats. When you see that the theory of the friendly gene being passed on seems to make more sense.
Now, if they have a 'goof-ball' gene then Cooper's housemate, Ozzie most likely had that passed on. I love him to pieces, too.
OZZIEI have a busy weekend ahead. Hope you do too!
http://www.lanarkanimals.ca/ is our local shelter. Take a look at what they have.