He was rescued as a feral kitten. He's very sweet but a little stand offish at 1st. He will run if you try to pick him up. He is more of a cat that wants to come lay next to you as you snuggle up on the couch. But once he loves you he's a friend for life. He has never scratched or bitten anyone and he's been raised around an older dog, a puppy and little children. He really is a adorable boy.