My five month old persian female has been with us since Sunday afternoon and doesn't seem to be settling brilliantly. She cowers behind the sofa in a corner unless it is just me and her in the room when she will venture out and lay next to me. Earlier she came out, and poo'd in the baby's chair right in front of us having previously used the litter tray every time.
My main question though, is should she seem clumsy? For a young kitten she doesn't seem very agile, ie she cant jump up on the sofa in one smooth movement like our other kitten can, and when she lays down she just kind of flops. I though cats were supposed to be elegant and graceful creatures? Does she sound like a noaml Persian or is her clumsiness out of character for a cat?
I have known 2 Persians- neither of whom seemed particularly bright or graceful. One I know had sight issues due to the flatness of her face. The other one was just a bit simple. Both were very nervy though.
A friend of mine has a rather dimwitted Persian who her hubby addresses as 'clodhopper' due to the cat's total lack of grace.
I also used to work with a girl whose goofy Persian cat fell off a chair and seriously injured itself - I had no idea until then that any cat could be so amazingly ungraceful.
All cats are individuals though - My two are total opposites. I've got a sweet fluffy bumbler who is a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic, and a slick, smart coolcat who likes to murder anything that moves. They get on surprisingly well really.
I've got a Birman (similar breed) this cat is also very dim. It follows me around all the time and flops over under my feet; its always getting trodden on but never seems to learn. It belonged to my mum, but after she broke her ankle and spent ten weeks in hospital I took it in as its too risky that she will fall over it