Alright, so I've never had a really good relationship with my parents. My mom has always been very cruel towards me ever since I was little, and my father has always been too busy to pay any attention to me or help me get through my mom's treatment or anything. I suffered a lot growing up.
So I agreed to come stay with them with my cat for awhile, and everything was going well for a long while.
He is now a full grown cat, and has NEVER EVER been outside. I don't WANT him to go outside. I gave that rule, and they were fine with it.
Lately, my mom's been being an utter pain. She's taking his collar off or complaining about it all the time and saying it's "too tight" or "hurting him" and that cats shouldn't wear collars. I assure you, his collar is already waay looser than it should be (I had to loosen it just to make her stop whining.)
She's also using methods of punishment I told her she wasn't allowed to like scaring him and spanking him and squirting him with a squirt bottle.
I give her rules, and she breaks them. She's tearing apart everything I've set up for my cat as far as habits and rules and stuff. I've been working on this for his whole life and she's just messing it all up.
Tonight, I just got home and I find them all outside with the doors open to the outside and the cat isn't inside the house. I lose it. I go out and ask them what's going on, and my mom confesses that she's been bringing him out EVERY night the past week or two. The worst part is that when I finally found where he was in the back yard, he was about to escape through the fence and make a break for it. I have no doubt in my mind he would have never found his way home, or one of the VERY mean and territorial male strays just two houses down would have torn my little lover boy (who has nail caps on) up. Not only that, but he now thinks he can go outside whenever he wants. I have a whole new list of things I never had a problem with before that I'm going to struggle with for a very long time now.
He has developed SO many bad habits he's never had before, AND he will barely let a person near him anymore. Whenever you come near him, he looks scared and runs off like you're going to yell at him for something. The only person here he seems to like is me, and whenever I'm home he refuses to leave my side if other people are home.
I'm really sick of this whole situation, but for the next few months I really don't have much of a choice but to tough it out. Gahh. I'm so irritated. I can't wait to get out of this, although as far as habits go I think it might already be too late for my kitty. Rrrr.
I hate it here.
All I do is fight with my parents and get angry. I need to get back out.
Oh, another thing I need to mention: She takes off his collar before letting him out.. And he is VERY person-friendly and a nipper when he plays. If he didn't have his rabies tag on, he might get immediately put down... If the rest of the entire scenario weren't bad enough. Grr.