So, we got Miikaah (my dog) almost two years ago. The cats and her aren't friends, but they don't constantly hiss/growl/bark/attack at each other, at least not Nugget and her.
Though, Nugget is odd and if I'm getting Miikaah in trouble for something, Nugget will go after her. Presumably because she thinks I'm going after her? I'm punishing the dog, so she needs to too? She wraps her paws around her neck and tries to bite her, and meows at her, she'll also sometimes bite Miikaah's toes if she's laying on the bed with me and I tell her no for whatever reason. That's not the strange 'aggression' that's going on now, though.
See, I came back on Christmas after being at my mom's for about a week, and since then Nugget's been extremely affectionate like when she's in heat. I know she's not in heat because she's not howling around the place like she would, but she's affectionate and doing all these little meows and purr-things. I can totally live with that, but she's getting worse with the dog, and it might seem like jealousy the way I explain this (and it might be confusing) but I don't think it's that.
Anywho, if I make a strange noise, I'm loud, or raise my voice, if I try to play with the dog, Nugget goes after her like it was the dog's fault. It's odd because she doesn't seem angry when she does it, no growling, no hissing, she just pins her ears back (still purring) and meows at her and lunges at her. Sometimes she doesn't attack her, but she'll walk all over me and lay down all cute, and meow. Or she'll walk by Miikaah, meowing in her face and then lay down.
It's so weird. I thought maybe she was starting to come into her "mum" self again, because I have five rats that she tolerates like her own kittens and sometimes she'll meow at them like they were her babies. But that doesn't seem right, she knows that I'm not her baby and it's mainly me she's all cutesy and what-not with.
So my best guess is that I was gone for too long and she's beig overly protective of me..
I can't have her attacking the dog like that, though, Miikaah is starting to snap back at her when she does it and I don't want Nugget to get hurt.. well I don't want either to get hurt, but Miikaah's jaws are a lot stronger than Nugget's.
Last edited by Fraido; 12-29-2014 at 01:37 PM.