My boyfriend and I are subletting a great apartment until the end of August. We moved in April 1st. The guy has two cats that we are taking care of while he is away. When we came and looked at the place initially, both cats seemed pretty nice so we thought that would work out ok. I'm a cat lover whereas my boyfriend doesn't care for them so much. Anyways, one of the cats is fine and loves us both, my boyfriend especially (they are like best friends now!), but the other one, George (who is a female - they both are), is ok with me but hisses at everyone else, especially my boyfriend. It's causing a lot of tension because we don't know what to do. I can't leave him in the house with the cats because George will hiss at him and attack him. And my boyfriend, not having any experience with cats, his first reaction is to hit the cat or throw something at it. That is yet another source of conflict because I think that is only making things worse and so I try to stop him from reacting like that. George just keeps getting progressively more hostile towards my boyfriend and anyone else that comes over to the house. We've tried punishment and that only makes things worse, but we've tried just letting it go and that hasn't worked either, so what do we do? This cat is driving us nuts!
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5/4/03 at 5:55pm