Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Athlone, Ireland
Rescued Feral help!
So last september we rescued a little feral kitten, to make a long story short, Mommy was outside, we started feeding her, 3 little kittens appeared about 2 months later, one was not getting any food, snuggle time with mommy etc. so we rescued her. She still gets to see her brother, sister and CatMom outside the back door and plays with them through the glass. I haven't let her out since we got her because I'm afraid they'll turn on her if she's right there, and there's no glass between them.
We had such an easy time taming her, letting her get used to us, playing with her, it only took us about 2 weeks until we could call her and she'd come running! We treat her like our little daughter.. she even has her own bedroom! Now Brucie is about 6 months old and is definately queen of the castle! Since she came in she's always prefered me over her Daddy, because he travels a lot and I'm always home, but when he's here, she seems to make sure she spends some time with Daddy!
In the past 2-3 weeks however she's been SO moody. She never wants cuddles, she's started climbing curtains etc., she hates being petted. I'm just wondering if this is normal? Is she just going through her teenage phase of 'don't touch me! don't look at me! I hate you!'? we're getting her neutered in a couple of months, I want her to be about 9 months to a year old before she's fixed.
If you have any help/advice we'd really REALLY appreciate it! (and i'm sure Brucie would too, even though as I type this i'm getting the evilest eyes ever!! IT'S LIKE SHE KNOWS I'M TALKING ABOUT HER!!!!!)