Originally Posted by KarmasMom
I missed how you got Davidson. Was he a rescue?
Karma was like that for the first 6 months or so with my DH. She would very never go near him and would attack him for no reason. We found out shortly after rescuing her that the couple who owned her didnt treat her very well. The woman liked her and was nice to her but the man did not. He would yell at her, through things at her and was just basicly mean. Because of this she did not trust men. She still doesn't trust any other men but my DH. She was force into trusting him when I got a job outside of the house. If she need food or anything while I was at work she had to go to him. She still has some issues with him but likes to cuddle him now and is not attacking him as much. I started having him interact with her more. He would play with her stuffed tiger with her and play fetch with her. She still won't eat if her feeds her though. For some reason she thinks only I know how to feed her. He changed her litter for the first time yesterday and she flipped out. I was at work but he said she kept running up to him and was bitting and punching.
I say give them alone time. Have him play Davidsons favorite games. He will come around. It just may take some more time and a bit of pateince.
Nope, not a rescue, he was a litter from John's Mom's cat- Harley's 1/2 brother anyways. When Davidson was an itty bitty baby, he didn't have problems with John... I don't know what triggered this reaction!
Originally Posted by Sar
Mackenzie, does John wear shoes or hard soled slippers in the house? From what I noticed with my lot (the girls, mainly) they disliked men who 'clumped' around in their shoes - I can understand how scary that could be at their size!
Does John try to get Davidson's attention? Maybe if he ignores him and doesn't try so hard, it will help Davidson to realise that John isn't so scary. Play with Davidson near to John and entice him closer each time (take it slowly though)
With that and John feeding Davidson, it might just work
I have my fingers crossed for you all
Nope, he doesn't wear shoes in the house...
Today I had John feed the boys their wet food. At first Davidson was right up near him like he is with me when I feed them, meowing, and then John put the bowls down, and he was able to pet him for a good minute, and then he got scared and ran off
So I had to coax him out and then he ate alright.
He hides whenever John is home, and if I'm on the couch near John, he won't come near him, even if I try to play with both of the boys near him. Its so frusterating!!