Re: Advice: rehoming a difficult cat
Posted by DiD
January 04, 09:17PM
Thanks @IlonaM, yes, we have toys for her...play using a fishing rod/feather thing, string and other stuff, including a flashlight, balls. She's definitely kept busy, and they do play together. But, for instance, my son and I were doing some play chasing each other, and she decided to attack in a VERY SCARY WAY, even though we were nowhere near her. It wasn't play, I can assure you. It was fear. Another time, she was in another room and I was in a kitchen, but I dropped something and let out a small yelp and she ran in and attacked me. Her claws broke right through the skin via my trousers. (we have tried to keep them trimmed but its a dangerous endeavour). At other ties, she's sweetness and light....
So now, we find we have to prance lightly around the house which is pretty difficult! We locked her up safely in a room with her bed and and litter tray when we had a party recently, but she knows how to open door handles, so she got out and attempted to attack some small kids who were here. They were extremely frightened by her.
It sounds like you are really familiar with cats, though! We thought we were too, and did a lot of research before I took in an adult cat, but this one is exceeding my worst expectations. I'm quite angry at the previous owner for not revealing all about her.