Lori C- Texas Posted February 6, 2011 Share Posted February 6, 2011 I have a question. We have had our cat for about 7 years. We got her when she was only a couple months old. She is very timid and always has been. She has never liked dh. She has never let our kids do anything for her other than feed her, ever. She hardly ever comes out of our master bedroom. We have always said she would be better off with a single old woman. That is the kind of cat she is. She only lets me near her. We recently adopted an adult male cat from a friend that had to give away all their pets because of a family emergency and a move. This cat is the most wonderful cat. He is so cuddly and lets our kids play with him. He loves dh. He fits in perfect with our family. He is the type of cat that will jump up on the table during school time and just plop down and enjoy being with us. He and our other cat do not get along. Our first cat runs from him and growls at him and he pushes her buttons just because he can. He never actually does anything to her other than pester. She is terrified of him. Our problem is now that she is so afraid of our new cat she is no longer using the litter box. She hids under our bed all the time. She has even peed on our bed!!! :glare: Does anyone have any advice on how to at least get her to be brave enough to use the litter box? We have tried buying another litter box hoping they would just have his and hers litter boxes but that hasn't worked. We have locked her in the bathroom were we keep one litter box hoping she will do her business while she is in there but she doesn't. I have to carry her to her food and water or she is to scared to go and eat because she is so afraid.... My husband is ready to just throw her outside and wish her luck....I see us having to drop her off at the pound soon. Which will break our kids' hearts. She has never been nice to them but they have a soft spot for her and they know what happens at the pound. I have horrible guilt about dropping her off there too. She may not be the most lovable cat but I have had her for 7 years sleeping next to my pillow every night and knowing how she behaves that it is very unlikely she will be adopted. Any advice on how to work this out?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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