You may think picking up a cat is a simple task that anyone can do, but not everyone can do it without getting severely clawed up if they do it wrong. That’s why it’s important5 to learn the proper way to pick up a cat so your cat is happy and you retain your blood inside your body, not squirting out on your clothes.
Basically, let the cat feel safe. Then make sure you support the cat’s entire body so it feels supported. Finally, snuggle with the cat and hope that it doesn’t suddenly freak out and claw your skin off.