About eight weeks ago, I adopted a six week old kitten named Mia. For the first week that I had her, she was a little love bug. She would snuggle with me and lick me and purr incessantly when I pet her.
Then, the weekend after I adopted her, I travelled to VAB with my boo for the weekend. When I got back, the lovable kitten I adopted was gone and in her place was a skiddish, terrified ball of fur. She gets along wonderfully with my old fat loaf cat Darwin, but she hasn’t come anywhere near me in seven weeks. It’s been kind of frustrating for me because I just want to love on her and I want her to be happy with her new adopted home. For a few weeks I figured it was a weird kitten phase and that she’d grow out of it. Well, she hasn’t. Every time I walk into a room, she looks like a deer in headlights and runs away. The only time I’ve been able to touch her is when she’s been asleep and doesn’t know that I’ve come up behind her to pet her.
Yesterday I had to take Mia to get spayed. It took me nearly thirty minutes to catch her to bring her into the vet because she doesn’t even like to be in the same room as me, so forget getting close enough to grab. She hissed at me and was very upset when I picked her up. After her surgery (which went very well), I took her home and she FREAKED out and hid from me and cried all evening. I couldn’t even get close enough to comfort her.
I just don’t know what to do anymore. I really want to love her and take care of her but she’s just so scared and upset all the time.
Cat lovers out there: Am I doing something wrong? Is this the right home for her? :-/