|Purred: Mon Mar 1, '10 1:24pm PST |
|So, I've lived with cats more or less continuously since I was 7 years old. Last summer (2008) I got my first ME cat (not a family pet), Gizmo, who is now close to 2 years old.
Gizmo was very, very shy at first, but eventually became a very sociable and affectionate cat. She has always been frightened by new situations, but adapts until you can't remember she was ever scared. She has lived with at least one other cat in the house at all times. At one point we lived in a house with four cats, no problem.
We (my other roommate and I) recently had a new roommate move in, and this roommate has a very well-behaved dog. We met the dog before we agreed to the situation. Gizmo hid for the first several hours of the dog being there, but I coaxed her out with food. By the end of the evening, they were sniffing each other and the dog licked her. They repeated this routine, and all seemed well.
Today, Gizmo was fine until my other roommate came home--the one she has known and been comfortable with for almost a year now. She (Gizmo) is hiding under my bed and hasn't come out for hours now, even though the other roommate is asleep, all is quiet, and the dog isn't here.
I'm worried and confused, and I don't know what I should do.
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