Yesterday was the one-month anniversary of my adopting Poppy (no pics, I’m mad at her right now), a feral kitty that had been fostered for about three months and is now 8 months old, we think.
She’s adapting nicely, venturing further and further into the hubbub of the household. She responds very well to human affection; loves scritches and such. During a scritch session on Saturday when I stopped the scritch and left my hand near her, she bit me. Not hard, but it was a bite and when I confronted her on it she hid behind the toilet and snarled and hissed at me. WTF? We go from her purring as loud as a washing machine to biting and hissing. She’s done this a few times. I’m baffled. She’s done it with Hub as well. She’s tried to swipe at the kids but no bites. I have two small kids, who may have been tormenting her, we don’t know. I do try to make them be quiet and slow and gentle with her. I’ve been nothing but loving.
All on her own she comes to me in the mornings, not just for food but for love too. She jumps on my lap, lays across the desk so I can’t see the monitor, weaves in and out of my legs, etc.
Why the hell is she biting me? Is she mad I stopped the scritching? It was such a 180 that I just got pissed and left her alone.
Any ideas? Experiences? Will this naughty behavior go away? I really don’t want to fall deeply in love with some little bitch that only tolerates me for the room and board.
As always, TIA!