Welcome Cherryarmy!!! Wow...it feels really good for me to be able to give someone on here some first hand advice!!
I have been there! Oh my god have I been there!!!
When I first brought Merlin into the house, he was a few weeks old, almost dead, and I fed him, and loved him. Suddenly, he turned into a "killing" machine :laughing: I was so upset over the whole thing!!!
When I tried to love and pet him, I got scratched and bit....when I went to work, people would look at my arms and say, man, what happened??? They were so scratched up, and I would get so frustrated with him, and thought he would never be the cuddley little kitten I wanted him to be.
My husband thought it was funny, and even egged him on to fight. (Merlin thought they were playing) the only good thing about this, was that in the process of egging him on to fight, my hubby fell totally in love with him, and not by his choice! :laughing:
So anyway....now Merlin is almost a year old, and the only cat allowed in the house by my hubby. Merlin comes in when he wants to come in and goes out when he wants to go out. He just stands by the door and meows if he wants out and we let him out.
He no longer bites or scratches, EVER!!
He LOVES to be petted, and fussed over, but yet he does still have a bit of his attitude left, which only adds to his personality....if he wants love, he will come to me. He follows me around the house, rubbing up against my legs, but if he is not in the mood for it, and I try to pick him up, or cuddle him....I get a dirty look, and he runs away!!! (Men...:laughing: )
So be patient...it WILL get better! At night Merlin crawls in bed with me, and can't seem to get close enough to me....but only when he wants it that way. Otherwise...he is like...give me my cat food, and go away...you bother me. Man I love this cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep us posted on how it goes!!!