Hi. Our cat, Lucy, is 5. We've had her for almost 4 years. She's crazy about my husband but just barely tolerates me. She's actually pretty mean to me. When I walk through a room, she charges, grabs my ankles/lower legs hard with nails extended, and bites me. Other times, she'll be laying on the couch or bed with me, then out of the blue she'll stab and bite my arms. I love on her, and she likes to be petted, brushed with my after-shower brush, and will be very lovey. I just wish I knew why she attacks me! If my hands have been wet, I'll flick water on her when she does those mean things, but my hands aren't always wet! Do you have any suggestions why she might be doing this, and what I can do to break her of the habit? She knows the word NO, even when it's whispered.
A little bit of history: we got her from a woman who was a couple of days from losing her battle with cancer. They gave us her adoption paperwork, etc. She'd been returned to a shelter when she was a little less than a tear old. At the time, she had not displayed any of the bad behavior. We babied her, loved on her, played with her. Tried to make the transition from her previous human to us as calm as possible. After I experienced her pattern of attacking/biting, I figured THAT was why she was returned. Broke my heart! She'll be with us forever, despite all my scars. I'm so sorry to have written a book! If you can give me any advice on how to break her if this habit, I'd really appreciate it. I'm so glad to have found y'all!!!