HI everyone!! My brother recently got a cat about three months ago from the local animal shelter. She seemed to be the total package. She was rolling around, purring the works. She also had ear mites and was diagnosed with round worm, which turned out to be false. So my brother had to give her baths and give her medicine all the time, which Im sure didnt help with her being comfortable in a new home. She follows my brother around all the time but when he tries to get close to her she freaks out and runs away. She hates to be alone so its confusing to me why she acts this way. Its been three months and its obvious that she has gotten used to the house but not used to being close to us. We talk to her all the time and she loves it, but make a move towards her and she freaks and runs away. SHe is about 6 months old? Not really sure on her age. She also was just recently spaded and it was after she had already gone into her first heat. Boy was that annoying!!! I have had cats for many years now and she is the first one that I have seen act this way. I think that perhaps she just needs more time because she is used to the house and since she can just run away from us she has no reason to get close to us. But the past few days she has allowed me to pet her but only in my brothers closet. She loves it!! She purrs rolls around and drools. She has a lot of toys and she plays often. I dont think my brother interacts with her as much as he should which I think he should at least throw a ball for her for a few mintues a day. So I am looking for advice on what I could do to make her more comfortable to come to us. Thanks!!!
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3/18/05 at 8:53pm