Ps checkout Pam Johnson Bennett (Think Like a Cat and other great books). She is the cat guru in my opinion!
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 8:49 PM To: email@example.com Cc: Laurieskatz Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Survey Answers and a question laurie, maybe she is an alpha and you are not doing what she wants so she teaches you a lesson? sometimes, Annie will act like this. wish i could get inside their heads and then i could solve the problem. we need a Caesar for cats i think. dorlis ---- Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote: > Susan, good info on the internet about human directed aggression. Yes, I > suspect she was removed from her littermates too soon. We had a cat like > this once...he'd had distemper as a kitten and we thought he was a little > brain damaged. > I wonder, if the suggestions under human directed cat aggression don't work, > about trying some kitty Prozac. > Laurie > > Our biggest issue with Autumn is that she wants constant people interaction > and if you don't entertain her she will go into a rage and bite and scratch. > Rage is the only way to describe it. She will sit and stare at you meow and > sometimes I can't figure out what she wants. At that point it is only a > countdown to her attacking me. I end up with bloody bites, bruises and > scratches. We have tried very hard to break her of this.You have to do > something because if you ignore her it only escalates. We have tried the > squirt bottle on the vet's recommendation and she will simply sneak up > behind me and bite the back of my arm and run away. She bites hard and > leaves terrible bruises and puncture wounds. The best thing is Time Out > which removes all the stimulation. It's the only thing that seems to calm > her, but if you let her out too early she will stalk back over to you and > attack. My best guess is that she didn't have siblings or anyone to play > with and teach her that biting hurts. We love her, she can be very sweet, > but I wish I could break her of these attacks. I don't know if she's > frustrated or bored? She has a ton of toys and some are free-standing and > she can and does play with them by herself. I just don't know. Has anyone > else had this problem? > ~Susan > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org