Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Well since you've had her for 5 years, it doesn't sound like she's going to change in her personality too much. Unfortunately, oftentimes when you have a skittish cat, it's an invitation to be bullied by a more dominant cat, as it views its shyness as weakness. Getting Storm tired out by playing is a good move to drain off some of his energy. Apart from the hissing, I would pretty much ignore the behavior. Females tend to be more hissy than males anyway. Anita may never come around to be a really friendly cat with the others and remain 'guarded'. She may have learned that this defensive behavior makes her feel more comfortable with the other cats. Just love her up and try and to engage her in play as well. She may change as she gets older and be more relaxed, but maybe not too, so just accept her as she is. Good luck!
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