Not 100% sure I have put this in the right section, so feel free to move if necessary. Some of the background is in another section, but will post it all anyway. Just over 3 weeks ago, my old vet rang to ask if I could take on an oldie as her owner wanted her pts as he had basically had enough of her - he made out ot the vet she was destructive, but just said to me she is to tying!! He said that he couldn't stroke or brush her but she wasn't vicious, which i found odd as she was letting me stroke her in the carrier. I had to cage her when she got here, as the foster in my cat room dislikes cats, and Ginger likes sleeping in teh bathroom, which is my only other spare room. When she is in the cage, she is fairly affectionate, she will let you stroke her, and will actively butt you for more, yet as soon as you let her out of the cage, she tends to dash straight for the stairs, and will tolerate a stroke on the head for seconds, but will then lash out, and likes to try and bat legs and cats that walk past her. Yet when she is near the cage, she will let you pick her up, she growls, but tolerates it, and I have managed to clip her claws, put her collar back on (he took it off, and it came in her bag of things) and deflea her, although I did crush the wormer and put it in her food, so doubt she got a lot of that. My main question is that she hasn't really changed much in 3 weeks, so at her age, is it worth me trying to do anything with her, or just leave her to her own devices? She is currently on the rehoming list, but I am not sure how well we are going to do rehoming her, and again, is this a viable option with her age and her being rather anti-social, or should i just suggest to the rescue that I integrate her here, and allow her outdoor access (I do live in a safe area for cats to be outdoor, and she has always had outdoor access), I am wondering if she will be happier and come round better with that than me having to confine her at certain times as mine are allowed outside?
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9/3/06 at 4:59am