Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum but really needed a place to discuss all things cat-related. I took in our kitten Indy, currently 5 months of age, in June. She was part of a litter my sister’s barn cat produced. I’ve always wanted a cat, as I love them for their eccentricities, independence and cuteness, so I was thrilled to finally get one. I immediately noticed how sweet and attached Indy is. Her initial shyness (my sister mentioned she had been very skiddish before) was gone very quickly. My 8-month-old daughter loves her and Indy is patient with her. Obviously there have been some small mishaps with an accidental wee here and there, but she is pretty much the perfect cat. Now I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but at times I feel like I made a mistake. Indy is attached to me so intensely that she hardly gives me a moment’s peace. She follows me everywhere unless I restrict her, and whenever I stop to stand still, her body is immediately rubbing against my ankles. She doesn’t just run in front of my feet like cats usually do, she runs between my legs as I walk, which inevitably leads to injuries on both sides. She’s all over me all the time. And I love to snuggle up, don’t get me wrong (it’s one of the reasons I love cats), but it’s starting to feel like she is regarding me as her mother and wants to be with me wherever whenever in an obsessive way. I do sometimes put her outside or in our conservatory (with access to the garden) when I sense I’m losing my patience. But I just feel bad. Is this kind of inseparable behaviour typical with kittens? Should I expect her to become more independent, or just learn to live with it? Thanks for reading this long post!