Kitties! Usually when I sleep with mom, I am in a little ten pound ball rolled up against her front or her back. Last night, just as she was falling asleep, she felt me creeping up in the dark and settling right into her midriff. She smiled a bit I know and fell the rest of the way asleep. Hours later, she woke probably to turn over and felt me still there.
But the "treat" part comes next here---she woke and discovered that I had relaxed and stretched totally out, with my arms stretched out too toward mom's head and my legs all stretched out pointing to her feet. My back was pressed all along her and I allowed her to pet me while I remained unmoved. I slumbered on. She was able to stroke down from my face and whiskers (that was an accident on her part) all the way down to where my tail hooks on. She did that for a few minutes and then she went back to sleep.
That was a treat for momma because I just don't ever stretch all the way out like that with even my arms extended. I am sure glad for my home and my mom. She doesn't get a lot of comfortable sleep because she won't move me or wake me (so far) but I guess I'm worth it to her. MOL. I know other families with multiple cats are pretty crowded during the night. I always wondered why we like to sleep with our pawrents or human brothers and sisters. Can't be the bed because we don't hold the bed down all day as well.
Looks as though most kitties and their mom's say that there isn't a defined difference between girl and boy cats; that it appears to be individual personalities and that the socializing we get (or not) when we are babies makes a huge difference. There does seem to be a general thought that girl cats are drama queens more than boy cats as well as perhaps a bit more independent.
We fanks you for answering us as another kitty (a boy cat and love bug) and I were discussing the matter and couldn't come to a conclusion.
As for me, and also in parting, mom says I am THE single most all day and all night demonstrative little girl she has ever seen. Admiral was loving when she was approached or when she crawled into bed but I seem to take the crown. And that is NOT taking anything from beloved Admiral. We are all different.