Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pissed off mother cat!

The mother cat really went balistic on me this morning. I had touched the outside of the enclosure she was sitting in and she hissed, swatted, spat and flung one of her kittens away from her in the process.
I called the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats and they told me to avoid looking her in the eyes and to give her some time.

When I came home this evening she wasn't so angry anymore.

It's killing me having these darling kittens around and not being able to touch them.

When she flung one of her young away, it wasn't the fear of being sliced and diced that stopped me from reaching out for the baby, it was a concern that the mother would not only take her anger out on the kitten when I returned her, but that she'd continue moving around and walking on her other kittens. I quickly exited the room!


Carole McDonnell said...

Ah these mommie cats. One has to really be there at the right time or else they get like that. IF you give her food and water.....and generally show yourself to be ever-ready to be there for her, she'll soften up. Good luck. -C

Lisa said...

Thanks for the advice.

The shelter told me not to look her in the eyes, and I make a wide arch around her.

But those babies are SOO cute! It's just killing me not being able to pet them.

The sad thing is if she doesn't come around, they'll seperate her from her kittens in a few weeks.