Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Mourning cat; bleeding mom
My father passed away. I'm disabled, so Lexi and I were living with him. Ever since he died, Lexi has become very aggressive with me. She draws blood 2-3 times a day. Today she bit my ankle and when I tried to get away, I ended up gouging my foot on air vent.
Obviously, this is out of hand and I don't know what to try. I've tried being extra gentle with her, speaking to her sternly, spraying her with water, putting her in the bathroom for a couple of minutes to cool down, crying out in pain (so she knows it hurts me), but nothing helps.
Anyone know any solutions, particularly "quick fixes"? As I said, I'm disabled. I moved in with my parents because I couldn't work and needed help with day-to-day stuff too. My mom died 4 years ago and dad died this year. Now I'm trying to manage settling an estate, day-to-day life, and my illness. Time and energy is a luxury I don't have.