I adopted a 7 yo spayed female cat from a local rescue. She has only been here since Tuesday. I know she spent a month mostly holed up in a cubby at the rescue. This rescue has rooms and catios for their population. No one is in a crate. However, she was not friends with one of her roommates and spent most of her time in a cat tree cubby. She ended up there due to her previous owner’s passing.
She opened up quickly when we got her home and she decided that she wanted to sleep on Mom’s bed. Well…she has taken over the bed and twice this morning bit Mom. Once when she was getting out of bed…which is kind of a slow process for her and once when she was making the bed. Nothing deep but Mom is 92 and has the infamous paper thin skin. The second one drew blood but still was a skin tear and not a frank bite/puncture (yes I scrubbed both well with soap and water).
I am guessing she has decided that the bed is hers…ah no. So my plan is to restrict her access to that room. She will spend the night in her base camp. No doubt it it will be noisy .
Any thing else I should be doing. I have gotten her to play a couple times today and will have another play session before bed. I know it is early in the process but I can’t have Mom getting bit. She is lovely in every other way.