I don't know what we're going to do with this cat! She has become a pain to deal with Last night I was sitting in my chair; she jumped up on my lap, bit the crap out of my arm and sped off as if I were going to chase her. She brought blood.
At 2:30 am, she jumped on my bed, bit my wrist and sped away as she had before. My arm looks like I was chasing bunnies through a blackberry patch!
My vet suggested that I pop her on the nose when she bites me, and I do. The result of that is that she bites me even harder. Believe me, a pop on the nose is no deterrent to her! She draws back and attacks even harder.
Every time my husband gets up to walk into another room, she manages to get between his feet (no matter how far away she is when he gets up) and seemingly attempts to trip him. He walks with cane and his balance is lacking. If she is not between his feet, she is lying across the area where he needs to walk, and he cannot move in that direction. We are afraid that he will fall and break a hip.
To combat this, the vet said to give her a poke with the cane; a more than gentle poke, so that she understands she must move. Jim can't do that without losing his balance, so I must get up and come to his rescue. Needless to say - I am getting tired of it.
She has nearly shredded parts of my leather recliner, and I blame myself for that. I should have taught her as a young kitten not to do that. I tried, but she seemed not to be getting the idea - even when I sprayed her with one of the three mist bottles I kept nearby.
We love her, but we find ourselves losing patience with her and with each other because of her. Whenever we have company, Jim insists that I put her in the bedroom for the duration, even if the person(s) say they love cats. She seems to be able to choose the very one who does not like her, and proceed to walk all other them and the furniture they are seated on. She is lovable and sweet most of the time, but a devil all too often. We thought that when she got to be one year old, she would calm down, but she has not. I don't know what to do.