|Purred: Sun Jan 16, '11 10:29pm PST |
|You have a genetic feral who you separated from momcat early? Yeah, my oldest resembles that remark. A gentleman took in local ferals, his brother thinks he started with three or four. He didn't take in more to his knowledge, but neither did he spay or neuter any of his refugees. Basically, an indoor feral cat colony was created...yowza. His brother stepped in to help him dismantle this disaster when it came to the notice of the city, and he removed the two dozen or so kittens, among them my Kaya...who was being ignored by her momcat anyway, other queens were feeding that litter of eight for the most part.
So I have a genetic feral whose mother pretty much had no interest and was removed from any adult cat influence before she was a month old....Lord of the Flies, feline version. And dear Bastet, is she weird...
For one thing, she literally has OCD. But the specific love/hate thing? Yeah, I see that with her. She's very needy, very sensitive, very anxious...much like an insecurely attached toddler. All I can say from what you've said so far is that yes, this seems familiar. It may interest you that the other two ferals in the house, born outside, had longer with their momcat, had very good mothering, and don't show this behavior. (The youngest, who came inside at almost six months, is somewhat high anxiety but his anxiety seems to be mostly related to real things...sudden movements, noises, etc. )
Don't know if this helps...feel free to pmail me. OH-a question that may seem odd...what month was Isis born in?
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