I'm desperate...I have a 5 year old male (neutered) DSH. He's a great cat, and has truly become my son. However, he is just randomly mean, and I cannot figure out why or what to do about it. Here's an example. When I come home, I can hear him as I come upstairs meowing, because he know's momma's home. (I've asked the neighbors, but they say he doesn't cry all day, just when he hears my car pull up.) I come in, and say hi, and walk over to the loveseat to put down my purse, keys, mail, and other random fodder. I then usually reach down and scratch or pet him. Then, when I walk to the bedroom to change out of my work stuff, he proceeds to follow me the whole way, jumping up and biting the backs of my legs, sometimes so aggressively he will wrap his paws around me and hang on and just bite one spot really hard. Another example is I'll be sitting on the couch/bed/chair etc, not moving, and he'll launch himself at me and bite or scratch or both. Also when being pet, he'll turn around and bite my hand. I thought it was lonliness/boredom, so I started leaving either the TV or the radio on for him when I leave for work, and I play with him often. I've tried spraying him with water when he does this, or when I can tell he's about to, but to no avail, not to mention it makes me feel so mean. I've thought about getting him a brother or sister to keep him company, but I don't want to subject a poor kitten to abuse...any ideas?
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7/14/06 at 1:28pm