How Do I Encourage How Do I Get My Cat to Feel Safe in Bed Again, After Repeated Kitten Attacks?
October 29, 2011 3:26 PM Subscribe
How Do I Get My Cat to Feel Safe in Bed Again, After Repeated Kitten Attacks?
posted by Jon44 to Pets & Animals (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Lumi the cat alway used to sleep with me. Then we adopted Kissa the smaller cat as a kitten, who started attacking Lumi whenever he tried to settle into bed. (This lasted a few months, now they're the best of friends
After this period of bed attacks, Lumi stopped sleeping with me. (One other relevant incident was that, in trying to get away from the kitten, Lumi once fell out off the bed quite hard when a blanket slid off.) In general, Lumi is also quite skittish (he's a rescue cat who was found in the woods near starvation).
So, at the risk of being a stereotypical sensitive new-age guy cat owner, I'm wondering how to get Lumi to feel safe sleeping on the bed again? (While I'd enjoy it, it also seems like would be good for him, as he needs a certain amount of physical contact each day and can't really get it just through normal pettings.)