- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Our three year old cat just got in a scuffle with another cat today. I’m officially traumatized from the experience and am looking for some advice from any bees with similar problems.
First, here’s the cat fight story – There’s a neighborhood cat that roams the area around our development and occasionally comes up to our front door (with a glass storm door) or back door (a sliding glass door) where she’s in full view of our kitty. Our cat has always seemed uncomfortable or at least territorial around this other cat, and will usually just pace back and forth making throaty meow sounds. Today was a different story. The neighborhood cat comes up to our front door, as usual, and our kitty sees it from across the room, takes a running start, and barges through the front storm door and takes off after the cat. Our door isn’t loose, but if you press hard enough on it, you can push through it without unlatching the handle (looks like we’re getting that fixed ASAP). My FI and I chase after her and when we finally catch up to them, she’s on the ground wrestling this other cat, making sounds I’ve never heard, basically trying to kill it. My FI breaks up the cat fight and carries her back into the house. I legitimately thought we were going to come home with a dead cat after this. She’s fine – No scratches or missing eyeballs, luckily, but this has been the worst behavioral issue we’ve experienced with her thus far.
She’s not the nicest cat in general – She doesn’t like people, hisses when others come near her and try to pet her (she hasn’t bitten anyone…yet), only allows myself and my FI to hold her, pet her, etc., and apparently hates cats now too. What I’m not understanding is where all of this came from – She was the sweetest kitten, loved everyone, was fine with other animals, and once she hit age 2, she became this territorial aggressive beast.
Obviously, I would never give her up, she’s with us for life, but I guess I’m just looking for things we can do to reduce her aggression. It’s kind of ridiculous that she can’t interact with ANYTHING or ANYONE other than my FI and I.
Can anyone relate or give any advice? Thank you!