Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
Re: Introducing cats who are used to lots of cats?
So I went back again with my husband this time so he could meet Olivia, and was very surprised when the cat preferred me over him! That has never happened with ANY animal, ever! So she just sat on my lap and purred and purred as I petted her, but then all of a sudden after about five minutes she hissed for no apparent reason. She didn't jump down or try to get away from me, but she lifted a paw as if she were going to bat at my hand, and hissed a couple more times. The lady there thought she did it after I petted her side and was going to let her calm down and later on press on that side to see if she gave the same reaction. I didn't think I was touching her anywhere other than her head, but I may have moved a hand down without realizing it, and I know if she's got something going on inside she could get upset. She hissed again at the other cats nearby as she was put back on her bed, but she didn't move to bite or hit anyone the whole time. A few minutes later when she saw us looking at her through a window the ears went back - not sure if she decided she didn't like us, if she has an ouchie inside that I touched, if she got tired of being held, or what. Any thoughts?
I also took my girls' favorite toy with me this time for Olivia to sniff, and she had absolutely no interest or reaction to it, just as my girls once again had no reaction to her smell on my hands.
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie