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Slept like corn-filled poo today. Who the hell mows the lawn at three in the afternoon?!? Ingrates. Why can't they do it at 8 am like everyone else? Cheesh.

I thought I had something concrete to add to this.

I'm beginning to be massively afraid of my cat. She's tiny, but VICIOUS. I was on the receiving end of one of her outright FERAL attacks when I went to shut the back door (there being a cat outside). For the next hour or two, any time I would LOOK at her, she would haul out and attack me. I had hoped that getting her fixed and dewormed would have helped, but it's almost like she's WORSE now.

I mean, granted when she attacks my brother, his instinctual thing is to retaliate, which probably doesn't help things. (I freeze or back off and let her leave.)

Suggestions?

I think the second most creepy thing I saw EVER in my entire lifetime was last night as Bacci was howling at me and crawling over the laundry basket from under the dining room table - from the dark came this howling, angry thing with glowing eyes, moving ever so slowly with intent on my doom.

The first, you ask? The day I hit the biker and saw a human splayed across my windsheild, arms akimbo, with the look of "OH MY CRAP" on their face, as we screamed in fear at each other through the glass. It was a total Griswold moment.

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baryon
Jul. 10th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
Don't declaw, but rather, trim her claws. She won't be able to scratch you for weeks.

Shout "no" at her immediately when she misbehaves.

Some people say a squirt gun works, but I have never tried one.

Does she have enough toys? Is she playing with her toys? Maybe some of those toy mice made of rabbit fur would help her release any frustrations or aggression she has.

aubkabob
Jul. 10th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
A water bottle gets her to back off a bit, and yelling "no" at her makes her attack even more. I'm not talking an angry swipe or biting, I'm talking full on massive attack, as if her life were in peril. Spitting, SCREAMING, howling... like when you hear two male cats get together that have never met, it's THAT bad.
marjun
Jul. 10th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
If she attacks you, grab her by the back of the neck and push her head down to the floor or the bed or whatever. Don't let go until she stops struggling. She'll take off like a rocket as soon as you do, but she'll learn that attacking you is a no-no.
aubkabob
Jul. 10th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's not a slight angry swipe sort of attack, it's a full on ball of claws, howling, screaming, spitting, hissing, death to the human attack, like what you see when two cats get together, two males. It's REALLY bad. I have been in a situation where she went feral like that and I had blood running down my legs from almost thirty open wounds from her, it's that bad.

Therefore, there's no even possibility of grabbing her or anything, I would probably need stitches, and I'm NOT exaggerating.
kateri_kachina
Jul. 10th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Only thing I can suggest with the clawing...All three of my cats are front-paw declawed. They're entirely indoor cats, but on the off chance they got out, I left them their back claws (they fight mostly with their back feet). Could be an alternative...certainly less painful for you. *hugs*
brosely
Jul. 10th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
grabbing her is NOT a possibility, unfortunately.
hottergirl01
Jul. 10th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, beat that pussy up!

Yes, it was crass!
When did you hit a biker? Was this with the Jeep? Was he okay? GOLLY. I know this is wrong, but I laughed my ass off when you said that. I'm so inhumane.

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talkingpotato
Jul. 10th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
oh dear :(
I'm not sure what advice to give you, I've actually never heard of a kitty full on attacking their owner like that, it's like she's a crazy dog or something.
I'm agreeing with the scruff of the neck thing, but the thing is, I'm not sure how to tell you to do that without getting hurt.
I also would suggest 'asserting your space' calmly (again with the claws and attacking, I'm not sure if that will do much good in her state)

:( I'm sorry, that must be scary and painful.
aubkabob
Jul. 10th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: oh dear :(
Yup, exactly like a crazy dog! Whenever she gets like that, she's upset for awhile, and if you even THINK of going near her or talking to her, it will start a new episode. If it keeps getting progressively worse, I may have no choice but to put her down, and I so don't want to do that!
greenminions
Jul. 10th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you could grab her neck if she attacking you that badly. When "our" kitty is mad generally or just wants to be left alone if you touch her head, you'll get her claws on your arm and hand.

Maybe she has a chemical inbalance.
onionsniper
Jul. 10th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
That kind of aggressive behavior is typical for cats who feel insecure about their space and it sounds like it happens a lot when she sees other cats. Try getting some Feliway- it's kind of expensive but it's supposed to work wonders and it's better than putting her down. Get some cat behavior books from the library- "Twisted Whiskers" and "Understanding Cat Behavior" are good ones that will show you how to solve her behavior problems.
kateri_kachina
Jul. 10th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
No suggestions for Bacci...since you already had her fixed. Maybe she'll mellow out with age. ;)
nevershagagreek
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
This is a relatively recent thing, right? What did the vet say?
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