Must be really upsetting for you If the children at the other house are very young AND their parents have no ethics/insight about training them to treat cats gently, they might have given her a pretty rough time, and maybe she's partly still reacting to that? I know every single young kid I've ever seen with a cat will get so excited they simply maul the poor thing even when their intentions are 'good' - unless someone stops them and sets an absolute limit on how to behave. And not to get righteous about it, but I do remember being really shocked when my son was small at how few of his age-mates' parents seemed to care or even notice their kids were acting like bullies, if it was an animal getting bullied instead of a kid. It's like a blind spot in some parents' minds. Anyway, maybe your cat has a touch of PTSD, which does take time to work through. Don't get discouraged, I guess I'm suggesting.
Originally Posted by Mutwa
It occurs to me too that not even counting whether she was mistreated while she was away, she's suddenly being kept indoors 24/7 again when you said she had gotten used to being outside. Not saying 'let her out', notice - I don't want to go there. Just thinking it would put ME in a real crappy mood, so maybe it's part of her 'problem' too.
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