Hey guys, I'm new to the board and thought I might poll for some answers. My husband and I have had Milton for over a year now. He was a very loveable stray that adopted us, and we ended up keeping him after finding out he has feline leukemia (though it's a very light positive, and he's healthy for now). Milton has ALWAYS been very loveable and socialiable to both my husband and I, and everyone - until recently. The cat seems to really prefer my husband - to the point of totally ignoring me. We also have a dog, and the two have lived together for as long as Milton has lived with us. Though, I've had the dog since she was a puppy (12 years). The two coexist happily - not really friends, but never any hissing/growling/etc from either of them. I do the primary feeding/cleaning of litter for Milton - which I do regularly. He used to sleep right inbetween us at night, now he goes around the bed to my hubby's side and sleeps with him only. He only sleeps on his lap when we're watching tv, and pretty much only shows affection to my husband now. I'll even approach Milton when he's lounging, try to pet him, and he'll literally turn his back on me and look away and flick his tail at me. This is a total surprise to me as there hasn't been any changes in the house, and there certainly hasn't been an event between the cat & I which would trigger such behavior! I'm lost. I love my kitty and am afraid that he's just bonded with my husband recently and now he's the primary buddy. I do have one thought, and that's that the dog might communicate to the cat to "stay away" from me - as I've had the dog for 12 years. But again, this is a recent change in behavior. Is there anything I can do to win Milton back? Any ideas would be helpful!
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12/7/06 at 10:13am