Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
I just don't know. Last night I decided to see just HOW uncomfortable she was with being touched in the chin and chest area so I put on a leather glove. She was fine with the overall petting , very affectionate as usual, then I let my gloved hand slip under her chin and chest and imitated a rub. She let in to me good! THANK GOD I had a glove on or I would have gotten a nasty bite.
Scratching a cat under the chin is a natural thing to do for anyone, so I don't think I can live with someone that I have to be on eggshells around. I'll see what happens today, but I may end up taking her back. I spent a week in the hospital on a morphine drip with talk of amputation several years ago because of a nasty cat bite so I am hyper sensitive to being bit. I know taking a cat back for biting is not good - she may not be adoptable again, but it would not be fair to someone else - (kids?) to have her go off on them either.
Can a cat be de-sensitized about something like this? I feel bad, she really is sweet aside from that.
I have until Friday to decide. Any ideas???
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
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