I just adopted an 8-year old part Siamese male, who originally came from Guam. The person I got him from needed to find a home for him, as he was moving to Japan to be with his dying wife. He did tell me that the cat is a one-person cat and does not like other animals. Since we’ve had him at our house, he has not been happy at all. The first day, he walked to every corner of the house, hissing and growling. He won’t let us touch him. If he’s sitting in the pathway where I need to walk, he will hiss and growl, scratch and bite if I try to walk by. The previous owner called to check on how he was doing. I told him. He told me to slap the cat if he does that. (I would never slap a cat) I did see the previous owner slap the cat in the face when he bit me the day I was introduced to the cat. The previous owners seemed to have taken really good care of the cat and were very attached to him (especially the wife). Other than slapping him when he tried to bite, I didn’t notice anything unusual about their care for the cat. This is the third day for us with the cat. What should we do? Right now, we’re just letting the cat do his own thing -- and not trying to bother him too much. ...but I really wanted a pet cat -- not a wild animal. Do you think things will get better?
Message To: Roachey56 In reference to Message Id: 95374
New Mean Cat
So true on the water spraying trick. Works every time. However, it’s only been three days. Sometimes adjustments to new environments can take months to work out. I don’t think this cat is going to be the type of cat you had in mind, but then, none of them are. Each has its own personality (good and bad). Try leaving it alone. They hate being ignored. Good luck.