I'm not a new cat owner, just new to this type of cat for me. When I was 18 I got my first cat, a beautiful sweet natured (She never bite/scratched at anyone in her life) cat. I had her until March of last year(8 years), when she suddenly got sick with pyrometra and I had to opt to put her to sleep to be humane. A side note, please spay your cats/dogs, and avoid the sad event that happen to me.
July of that year, I picked up a cute little stray orange tabby, whom I called Brandy. The people who's house she "belonged" to were going to take her to the pound, because she was irritating their dog so much. She was a very sweet kitten at first, not overly affectionate. Just an independant little lady, but we let her do her thing. We played with her, got her up to date on her shots, and over all loved her. I admit, she was roughed played by my father when she was a kitten, my boyfriend also. I warned them away from it, but I never imagined it would cause all the problems it has.
She never bit/scratched anyone until about 2/3 months ago. She jumped on my lap, and I was talking on the phone and just idly petted her for a min. I stood up and walked away (was in the middle of making dinner). She ran after my leg and swatted at it. I told her "No!" in a loud voice. She seemed to get this "look" in her eyes, and ran back after me. Wrapped her paws around my leg, and bit into me. I yelled,"NO!" again then I blew into her face, and she let go and ran away.
I was overly concerned and called a friend, and she said to buy a water bottle and spray her and yell "No!" again if she looks like she'll do it. The very next day she was playing with my father and he was using a long feathered toy. After she stopped playing, and just laid down he quit. A few mins later, she jumped on his bed, and walked up to him and "swatted" his hand as hard as she could and drew blood.
I've gotten rather good about reading her "looks", and will say "Ah ah! No!" in a loud voice, and usually it will make her stop. If not, I bring out the trusty old water bottle, and spritz her. It seemed to keep her to calm down. But all that is not the issue, she has never learned her lesson and still tries to bite people. Now a new situation has popped up, and it has made her very aggressive, but I do understand why.
A little over two weeks ago, I found an injured kitten. She's a sweet little black and white thing, we are calling Bella. She had gotten attacked by another cat, and was scratched and hurt pretty bad, underweight, and infected. I had seen her before, but didn't wish to bring a poor creature into a home with Brandy. She always ran to me when she saw me near my boyfriend's parents house, and I'd pet her and play with her for a few mins. This last time, she was hurt, and I made a split decision that morning and took her home with me.
I took her to the vet and got her fixed up, and she is healing beautifully. The vet suggested not to introduce them until she was better. This past weekend (Saturday) she was almost completely healed, and Brandy knew she was in the house. I did the rubbing blanket thing and getting Bran use to her scent. She seemed alright with it. Until I put the kitten into the cat carrier and let Brandy into the kitten's room. She went nuts, and tried to attack the carrier over and over. I told her "No!" very firmly and sprayed her with the water bottle. She left the room, and suddenly ran back in and bit my foot. Now I have an infected foot, and a doctor's appointment in the morning, I am getting desperate with this cat, can anyone help me?
P.S. So sorry for the long post.