Nutty Cat? Or Scared Cat?
Hi Everyone - It's been ages since I last posted!
Anyways, I recently added a new addition to my furry family. I had two cats; Lucy (8 years) and Marla (2 years) and now recently we got Butters (3 years). We got Butters from my uncle, who was going to have him put to sleep. The story was this: My uncle got Butters from a woman who had gotten him from her daughter. Neither women had the cat for long, and David offered to take it, to have a friend for his cat. He had it for get weeks, and one day, after spraying it with water and trying to get it into the basement (I'm not sure what that was all about) the cat turned around and bit him on the hand. My uncle overreacted (in my opinion too quick) and called the doctor and then a vet in town. And they said the cat will have to be quarantined, and they would have to do a police report. So that all happened, and I happened to be the person who had to go to my uncle's house and get the cat, cos' he was scared to go near it again. The cat seemed fine to me. But we still had to take it to be quarantined either way. WHen we got to the vet, they said it was scheduled to be euthanized after quarantine, cos' it was agressive, and most places won't take cats that have bitten.
So after all that, I said we'd take the cat. (He got all his rabies shots and everything updated while in quarantine, so he's clear on that line.)
Now, I'm kind of leary, and not sure what to think. He's generally a good cat. We've only had him about two days now.I'm not sure if he is scared or what... but he acts kinda nutty sometimes. For instance, he mews quite often, but if I get too near him or if I overpet him and he doesn't like it, OR if the other cats get too near to him and hiss, he gets this really weird mew like he's going to flip out and attack if you don't back off. And that's what bothers me. I'm not sure what to think. I know it's very soon to judge, but I'm kind of worried about the safety of my other two cats. THey've taken him okay so far. (They're girls, and he's a boy) But they've all kept their boundaries from eachother.
The only other thing that bothers me besides his sort of bi-polar attitude, is that he is insistently climbing into cupboards,and onto cabinets and things, and I'm so not used to that. Is there a way I can curb this? For instance, I'm awake and posting this at 4am, because the silly thing keeps getting into cupboards nd knocking pots and pans around!!!
I know I need to give it time, but I'm worrying that my patience will wear thin. I refuse to take this cat to a shelter where it'll be put down.
Help!!! (I'm sorry for the long ramble!)