She was the most calm, docile, sweet cat before the kittens and was a wonderful mother to them, but in the last 3 weeks she has become unbearable. She growls, hisses and swats when we try to pet her and even when we simply look in her direction!! She does this even when the kitten isn't around and it isn't just directed at him!! I'm actually AFRAID to pet her as she has swatted and growled like a dog at me and other members of the family!! Is she just angry we kept the kitten? Will she get over this? He no longer nurses from her and has learned to stay out of her way. She hides under the bed and in the basement and we are honestly becoming AFRAID of her!!! I would hate to have to get rid of either one of them!! Any suggestions?