I've got 2 cats, one is ~15. I've had her since she's been about 3, got her from SPCA after she'd been a stray.
She's always been devoted to me, being nearby most (not all) of the time. She's always had the habit, since Day 1, of crying outside the bathroom door if I didn't leave it cracked for her to come in and out while I'm showering.
Lately though she is SO clingy it is making me sad for her. She clings to me every second. Every.single.second. She has to be sitting ON my lap every second or she's whining to get on. If I start to leave the room she is at my heels following.
She's been to the vet several times recently and she's pretty healthy. She doesn't act like she's tired, in pain, cranky, or moody. She just sits there and purrs, naps, or just stares at me.
She does have slight vision problems but functions fine.
This weekend the only time she has been separated from me was momentarily to eat, go to the bathroom and to see what was in the can my husband was opening. Day and night--every second, on my lap.
Is this normal behavior?