I’m sorry to continue posting about this but I keep hoping something I say will cause someone to think of something I’m not thinking of.
Today he was upstairs almost all day. He was fine. When I leave the room, he follows me like he doesn’t want me out of his sight. I go in the kitchen, he sits at the gate. I go to the breakfast room, he goes to the other gate. I go to the bathroom, Boots goes with me.
It was about 5 p.m. He had been calm, had purred, had sat with me maybe 10 minutes. He was sleeping on the floor near my chair. He looked up at my feet. I saw his pupils go black. His ears went back. He tried to bite my feet. I pulled them up where he couldn’t reach them and was saying “NO!” He was trying to get in the chair to bite my feet. I ended up taking him downstairs.
Why? He was up here all day. He ate. He slept. He went downstairs to use the litter box. He seemed fine til he tried to bite me. I was cross stitching – not talking to him, not doing anything out of the ordinary.
Vince said he’s willing to wait and see how he reacts when Vince gets here but he said we’re not keeping him if he doesn’t stop the biting. I have to find a solution before we get to that point!
I’m sure I’ve told this story before. I did have a cat. I think I was 24. She was not friendly with strangers and I had a friend come over so I picked her up to put her in my bedroom and she attacked me. I have scars on both arms from stitches. Every time Boots tries to bite me, the thought goes through my mind . . what if I try to pick him up and he really attacks? I am a bit afraid of him but I have to figure this out before it gets to the point that I can’t keep him!!
That incident with my other cat . . at the ER, the doctor came in and he said “Is there any way you can find out who owns the cat and if it’s had its rabies vaccine?” I said “Yes, she’s been vaccinated!” He asked whose cat it as. Mine! He looked at me like I was crazy for having a mean cat. I don’t want to be crazy again but Boots has always been too sweet. I’m not giving up yet.
I did find the Feliway at Chewy and ordered more of that which should be here by the middle of next week.