I have a 2 year old brown tiger cat I adopted when she was approximately 1 year old from a shelter. She was a stray. Not long after bringing her home I discovered she reacted VERY aggressively toward loud noises. This cat does not run away and hide, but rather seeks out the noise and means to "attack" it! I've never seen this behavior in a cat. She practically attacked a phone service man, who was testing my phone lines with a device that emits loud beeps/tones. I had to remove her from the room. Then the other day, I was changing the batteries in my smoke detector and it went off. The cat approached me with the meanest stance/look on her face. If I hadn't turned it off, I swear she would have attacked the smoke detector and probably me in the process since I was holding it. I can live with this problem, I will never give the cat up since otherwise I love her very much. I'm just curious if anyone has any insight or experience that can lend an explanation to this behavior. I tried "googling", but couldn't find anything. Thanks!
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5/16/07 at 8:09am