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post #1 of 19
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Hello everyone

I am brand new to the board and found it cause I am in need of some help.. I recently had a cat for 15 wonderful years and had to put him down as he got sick.. It was the toughest thing I ever had to do I think..

Anyway I waited a month or so and really wanted to get another. I love cats of all types. So I went and got one from the shelter. It is a 1.5 year old short haired female cat. I brought her home and of course she hid for a few days. We have had her now for about a month.. She is still pretty skiddish but has really started out of her shell in some aspects. I live with my brother and mom and have my duaghter on weekends. Well she absolutely adores them. Especially my mom. follows her everywhere. Sleeps in her bed, comes any times she hears her voice. also is very fond of my brother. But for now the cat just does not like me. She usually hisses at me backs away from and on occasion attacks me. Out of nowehre this morning she clawed my foot and hissed. She is so good to the others and not to me. I have tried to read up on things. when she hisses I don't yell at her. I talks soft and gentle. i have tried to feed her whenever possible. I give her treats now and then etc. she usually doens't let me too close to pat her. although she jumps up to my mom and brother. Anyone have any advice? I have been nothing but gentle to her. I figure maybe she had been abused in the past by someone who may remind her of me? I really don't want to take her back to the shelter. but I cannot go on too long like this. I have to watch everywhere I walk so I do not get attacked. Does anyone have any advice or has this hapenned to anyone/.. thanks so much
post #2 of 19

Welcome to TheCatSite
I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats.
There may be several ideas that members will give you to help you with your cat's negative behavior.
Also, for more feedback, I suggest that you post a thread about this issue in TCS's Behavior forum...
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5
Don't give up....
you can turn this around.

As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, I would be happy to help you. Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name, then send a Private Message. I will get back to you asap.
post #3 of 19
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thanks very much. I will post it there..
I apprecaite the help
post #4 of 19
Welcome to TCS!
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
Welcome to TCS!
thank you. I am glad I found this site..It should be fun
post #6 of 19
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Hope you get all the help you need right here with us, good luck!
post #7 of 19
Hi and welcome to TCS
post #8 of 19
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thanks again everyone.. looking forward to this site. Most of my friends don't understand my love for cats..(not that I care what they think.. hehehe)
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Jazz View Post
thanks again everyone.. looking forward to this site. Most of my friends don't understand my love for cats..(not that I care what they think.. hehehe)
Maybe it's time you got some new friends.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post
Maybe it's time you got some new friends.
lol.. I can't .. They all owe me money..
post #11 of 19
Hey there!! Welcome to TCS!!
post #12 of 19
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furfamily to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions
post #13 of 19
Welcome to TCS!

You'll have a lot of fun here!

I think a few others have already mentioned it, but if you need help with something, feel free to click my username and send me a message, and I'll try to help you out.

See you around the forums!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by h~chan View Post
Welcome to TCS!

You'll have a lot of fun here!

I think a few others have already mentioned it, but if you need help with something, feel free to click my username and send me a message, and I'll try to help you out.

See you around the forums!

thanks very much
post #15 of 19
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #16 of 19


Welcome!!! I see some others have already direceted you to the behavior forum. Hopefully you can get some good advice there. My only advice is to give her more time.

Good luck and see you in the forums!
post #17 of 19
welcome!
post #18 of 19
Hello and Welcome to TCS neighborhood
post #19 of 19

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site! Enjoy the forums
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