This is smokey begging for attention, I got him at the Mt Hope Swap Meet. From an Amish couple. I was told he was a barn kitty. To me barn kitty means "I am kinda, to all the way, shy of humans" the kind you can put in a barn or garage and they will kill mice. This kitty however,purrs like a freight train, loves attention, and as long as you hold him he will sit there, you put him down, he jumps back up, and cries to be held. The only thing I can reason to, is that, they have a lot of children, primarily girls, and they held these kittens all the time, and squeezed them, kitten figured it was easier to to sit there then, get squeezed harder. I can squeeze him pretty good.