So my wife and I adopted a cat from a friend of mine's parents. He's just about a year old now and fixed. This is our first cat (I always grew up with dogs) and he's one interesting creature. For one thing, he does not like to be held. When I pick him up (and I do it everyday even though he doesn't like it) he meows and the claws slowly start to come out. (my wife and I describe it as "he's getting all pointy") He's not that anti social though, he usually likes to be near you (i.e. on the computer desk or at the foot of the bed). But the really funny thing is that this cat will play fetch. I don't mean he will run after things you throw. It's very specific in that he only plays fetch with cough drops that are still in the wrapper. He'll chase them like crazy then come back to you, drop the cough drop at your feet and meow until you throw it again.