I have a beautiful white 15 month old female that is afraid of almost everything but the other cats. My daughter forcibly removed her from a home where she was horribly abused. She was kept in a cage and only let out to be abused. She was fed only the scraps from the "good" cat's food. When I got her she was 6 months old and weighed only 2.5 lbs. She was doing well bonding with us until we got the baby, George. She plays and acts normally with the other cats, but seems to be afraid of me and my husband. She was at one point sleeping on his pillow at night. If I go to her spot that she usually stays in to pet her, she allows it, but seldom seems to enjoy it. She will occasionally come to the couch to be petted, and will purr and cuddle. I hope I did not slow her progress by bringing another cat in. I had no choice but to get George, because someone threw him out of a car right in front of me and I would never have left him to fend for himself on that busy street. I am trying to be patient with her, but it is sad to see her looking like she is so constantly afraid. It seems she would have figured that we won't hurt her. I would love for her to become a lap kitty like the boys. She will always have a home here, but I wish she were less aloof. Any advice or opinions?
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9/24/01 at 11:08am