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a little black cat says...

still so scared

September 18th 2012 2:12 pm
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I keep trying real hard to be a brave boy, but it is not so easy. Every time I hear a loud noise, it really scares me. The ice cube dispenser on the fridge, the snap of the cat food can opening, car doors. I even jumped when the mail slot opened. And zoom down stairs I go. Mom found my super secret hidey place though, and I cannot get hurt there. Actually Smitty showed her where I was. I also crawled into one of the cat carriers that was open in the laundry room. I have been coming upstairs to eat, and mom tries to play with me while I am up here to make it a positive place again, and gives me food & I got some freeze dried chicken treats! I am not the same kitten I was a week ago, and it has made mom so angry at them. She says that here she offered me a home to be happy & safe in, and they took that away from me. I really hope that I will not stay this frightened - I hate to see Mom worrying like this.
mom here:
I am doing everything I can think of. We all move very quiet, I try not to make any loud noise. I hold him & pet him. He did fall asleep on me Sunday night, but he would not sleep upstairs in his favorite little box. Along with the noise, I am pretty sure that Felix was in the bed in the kitchen, as he loved to nap there. When I looked at the blanket in the box, there was glass kind of in a semi-circle, which tells me that he was probably in it, and they threw the candleholder so hard, I mean the glass was everywhere, some must have landed on him. So putting all that together for a 4 month old baby to go through- ohh I could just scream. The other kits are a bit spookish, but not too bad. I put the Feliway in the basement, but I thought about a calming collar - I don't know if they can be used for a kitten though. If anyone has any ideas to help my poor little boy, PLEASE let me know. He was just starting to feel relaxed & comfortable too, and it is even worse than when he was first here. We lost all that progress & then some. I just want him back to the happy go lucky kitten he was.


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 18th 2012 at 11:57 pm

Sorry you are so scared. Purring for you to relax and feel better.
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

September 19th 2012 at 5:41 am

oh this is so sad sweet little one. the only thing mom can think of is patience. we kitties have verrry long memories. i am the skittish one at our house so i understand. sending you lots of love and hopes you will relax soon. hugs and prayers Anna
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

September 21st 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hi Felix,

I am four years old and I am still a scardey cat. Mommy calls me a "big chooch" (she says it's an Italian word that means "donkey"). I'm scared of the ice maker still, but the other day Mommy used it and I didn't run. When I was little I was worse. Some things I grew out of, like having people come in the house and hearing noise from tv. I was born outside too. Trust is a big thing. It took me longer to trust. Mommy helped by giving me treats whenever I came out of hiding. I got to know that good things happen when I am with people. It sounds like you are on the right track though. I'll be purring for you.

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