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  #11  
Old September 19th 06, 11:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
meeee
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Default Angie hates me

It could even be your shoes, the sound they make. Or something random like
height. My Grandma's dog(ex-rspca) dislikes very tall people who wear
boot-like or clumpy shoes. He took exception to me as I was/wore both....
maybe wear different shoes? Try different things, and see what works.
"Stormmee" wrote in message
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change your cologne or other fragrances you wear, and it is possible you
look like someone who abused her, I have seen this before, Tiger decided
he
hated our new TED because she was a woman, a female fixed him and handled
him insensitively, he never had issues with the male ted but it has taken
some to get him used to the female ted and she is a perfect cat person,
also
you might want to switch the type of shirt you wear, collar to no collar,
like that, soft
Adam wrote in message
...
This message more properly belongs in r.p.c.health+behav, but that group
seems to be predominantly off-topic. Anyway...

I am a volunteer cat socializer at the local SPCA, and doing pretty
well. There are several cats that no one but me is able to hold.
Unfortunately one of the cats, an adult named Angie, hates me. (I
believe she was simply "dropped off" at the shelter.) When I try to
touch her, she hisses at me. When I try to scratch her head, she swats
me. (Fortunately for me she is declawed.) If I happen to be within five
feet of her cage, she snarls at me. This makes things especially
difficult when I am trying to work with the cats in adjacent cages.
When I try to be nice to her, she hisses, snarls, and swats. I've tried
offering her catnip. I've tried brushing her. I've even tried hissing
and growling at her, to show her I'm not afraid of her (and I can
"out-stare" her, too), but nothing makes any difference in her behavior.
She is not like this with anybody else, not with the men and women who
work there, nor the men, women, and children who come through looking at
cats. Thursday they had to put a sheet over her cage, so she couldn't
see me while I was handling the cats in nearby cages!

What is going on here? What can I do to stop her from reacting to me so
strongly? How can I turn her into an adoptable pet?

Adam
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Old September 19th 06, 11:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
John Ross Mc Master
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Default Angie hates me

On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:08:44 -0400, Adam
wrote:

This message more properly belongs in r.p.c.health+behav, but that group
seems to be predominantly off-topic. Anyway...

I am a volunteer cat socializer at the local SPCA, and doing pretty
well. There are several cats that no one but me is able to hold.
Unfortunately one of the cats, an adult named Angie, hates me. (I
believe she was simply "dropped off" at the shelter.) When I try to
touch her, she hisses at me. When I try to scratch her head, she swats
me. (Fortunately for me she is declawed.) If I happen to be within five
feet of her cage, she snarls at me. This makes things especially
difficult when I am trying to work with the cats in adjacent cages.
When I try to be nice to her, she hisses, snarls, and swats. I've tried
offering her catnip. I've tried brushing her. I've even tried hissing
and growling at her, to show her I'm not afraid of her (and I can
"out-stare" her, too), but nothing makes any difference in her behavior.
She is not like this with anybody else, not with the men and women who
work there, nor the men, women, and children who come through looking at
cats. Thursday they had to put a sheet over her cage, so she couldn't
see me while I was handling the cats in nearby cages!

What is going on here? What can I do to stop her from reacting to me so
strongly? How can I turn her into an adoptable pet?

Adam




What do the other humans do that you don't do? Why are they NOT
setting her off? I want to know and I want choonas!!!!!!!!!!! Many
choonas!!!!! And I'll bite my human's toe.

Cinder
http://www.catster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=140147
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Old September 20th 06, 02:42 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
Cory
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Default Angie hates me

John Ross Mc Master wrote:

What do the other humans do that you don't do?


Or vice versa! Good point, though... somethin' to definitely think
about. --- Unca Cory

Why are they NOT
setting her off? I want to know and I want choonas!!!!!!!!!!!


Whutza 'choona', Cinder??? I'z neffur heerd dat wurd befur.

Many choonas!!!!! And I'll bite my human's toe.


Likkin' itzownself attid fore ay-em iz jist az eefecktif, I'z fownd.
Grandmeowmie sqweelz wif sheer, udder, pyoor DEELYTE wen I duz dat!!!

*snork*

--- Onyx

Cinder
http://www.catster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=140147


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Old September 20th 06, 03:19 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
John Ross Mc Master
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Default Angie hates me

On 19 Sep 2006 18:42:59 -0700, "Cory" wrote:

John Ross Mc Master wrote:

What do the other humans do that you don't do?


Or vice versa! Good point, though... somethin' to definitely think
about. --- Unca Cory

Why are they NOT
setting her off? I want to know and I want choonas!!!!!!!!!!!


Whutza 'choona', Cinder??? I'z neffur heerd dat wurd befur.


Say "Choona" to any cat and you'll know what it means. I've been
around humans too long to speak meowchat but "Choona" comes close!!
When my human makes with the can opener and says "Choona" I know what
he means.
Cinder
http://www.catster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=140147


Many choonas!!!!! And I'll bite my human's toe.


Likkin' itzownself attid fore ay-em iz jist az eefecktif, I'z fownd.
Grandmeowmie sqweelz wif sheer, udder, pyoor DEELYTE wen I duz dat!!!


Likkin' sounds like a gud policy!

*snork*

--- Onyx

Cinder
http://www.catster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=140147


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Old September 22nd 06, 02:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
Adam
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Default Angie hates me

change your cologne or other fragrances you wear, and it is possible you
look like someone who abused her, I have seen this before, Tiger decided he
hated our new TED because she was a woman, a female fixed him and handled
him insensitively, he never had issues with the male ted but it has taken
some to get him used to the female ted and she is a perfect cat person, also
you might want to switch the type of shirt you wear, collar to no collar,
like that, soft


Thanks, everybody, for your suggestions. I don't wear any fragrance,
and I have tried t-shirt, button-down collar, glasses, no glasses,
catnip, treats, staying away for a week, and Angie still hates me,
hissing and snarling if I'm within several feet of her. She now also
tries to swat me through the bars of her cage. Just me, other men are
okay. My latest strategy is just to ignore her and work on socializing
the other cats at the SPCA. And hope somebody adopts her soon!

Adam
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Old September 22nd 06, 05:34 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
Stormmee
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Default Angie hates me

you *must* look like someone who hurt her then, nothing to do but ignore
her, good luck anyway with the others, I couldn't do what you are doing,
went a few times to play with the kittens, hurt too bad to leave them there,
Adam wrote in message
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change your cologne or other fragrances you wear, and it is possible you
look like someone who abused her, I have seen this before, Tiger decided

he
hated our new TED because she was a woman, a female fixed him and

handled
him insensitively, he never had issues with the male ted but it has

taken
some to get him used to the female ted and she is a perfect cat person,

also
you might want to switch the type of shirt you wear, collar to no

collar,
like that, soft


Thanks, everybody, for your suggestions. I don't wear any fragrance,
and I have tried t-shirt, button-down collar, glasses, no glasses,
catnip, treats, staying away for a week, and Angie still hates me,
hissing and snarling if I'm within several feet of her. She now also
tries to swat me through the bars of her cage. Just me, other men are
okay. My latest strategy is just to ignore her and work on socializing
the other cats at the SPCA. And hope somebody adopts her soon!

Adam



 




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