I recently made a post about my new adopted Cat (she is about 2), and now things are really getting out of hand and I do not know what to do.
I resuced/adopted Mandi on September 12th, and things are not going too well. I live in an apartment with one bedroom and another big room in the front, and most of the time when my Mandi hears me get off my bed, she runs past me and hides under the bed. She does come out shortyl after, but this bothers me so much because I feel that she is unhappy. She is constantly scratching me when I try to be affectionate or handle her (even when I have to clean her ears), and I now am covered in many areas with painful punctures and scratches. She has also started something new that concerns me. She used to always greet me at the door and let me love her up for a bit when I would return home from work at night (she would purr and all that), but this last week she would come out to see me when I walked in the door, but then a minute later she walks away and does not let me give her any attention. I don't know what to do. Since I do not know her complete history, except that she was found outside, livng as a stray, I am afraid to teach her any house etiquite or discipline her at all when she is doing something wrong. HELP! When she is naughty how can I tell her, "No" when she gets so upset? I am even afraid to take her to the Vet, because I think that she will be traumatized to have to be put in a carrier, etc.
Also, she is very messy with her food and water. Can someone help with this? She puts her paw in her food, and throws it out of her bowl to eat what she wants off the floor, and she also sticks her paw in her water bowl from time to time (tracking water on all the floors and bedding when shes comes on the bed). Now, I should add that she comes into my bed to sleep near me every night, frequently waking me to have me pet her, and she even licked me last night a few times, but I feel that may be just because she wants food or my body heat, LOL!
ANY HELP IS SO APPRECIATED!