Last Saturday morning I noticed that Puma was in a bad mood. She would growl and lash out at any of the other cats who would come close to her, including Tiara, who befriends all of my new furkids relatively quickly. She even struck out at me when I began to pet her, even though she was laying next to me and this keyboard. I noticed also that her eyes were dialated, like she was feral. The thought struck me about when the shelter keeper warned me of her first foster home's 3-year old was apparently scratched by her lashing out. I often wonder if she had an internal pain somewhere. She has lashed out when she is unsure of the situation and I attempt to pick her up when I first brought her home. She hasn't behaved in this manner after Saturday morning. As many of you know she has been sick with URI but now she is getting over this. Her activities then reminded me of a person who had a bad headache or an ear-ache. After I got her to eat some salmon- cat food, she was much better in about 15 minutes. This behavior is in contrast when she is her normal self, with kitty kisses, cuddlies, and head bumpies. What do you think?