Miso is very friendly with clients, allowing people of all ages to pet her. I recommend against picking her up because Miso does have her claws and she will scratch, as any cat will, if she feels uncomfortable or wants to find her footing or to get away. Let her come to you and let her relax in a comfortable spot near you. She enjoys a good pet or headrub. I do keep Miso's claws trimmed short and smooth on her front paws, but her back paws are not trimmed, so beware! :-) She also sheds a lot during the warmer months, so a lint roller is provided for your use, should you need one.