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.
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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Sorry you are so scared. Purring for you to relax and feel better.
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
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.