This is jewels mom. Jewel has been living with us almost 2 years now ( shes about 3 years old). The first month she was pretty timid and extremely scared and scratched me a few times. Then she was a perfect cuddly angel up untill about 2 months ago. I was sitting on the recliner with her in my lap when my boyfriend came home from work. we started talking and jewel started flicking her tail. I continued talking and BAM she scratched my face, jumped down and hid the rest of the day. After that whenever we saw her flick her tail like that we would put her down, or move away from her.
Then about a month later my boyfriends daughter was laying on the couch and Jewel curled up next to her. I wasnt home at the time so I'll never know exactlly what happened, She claims she didnt do anything to provoke it but she ended up with scratches on each cheek although it didnt bleed.
Then a few days later i was petting Jewels head and rubbing behind her ears and she sratched my face again. I ended up taking her to the vet the next day because she kept scratching her ears - turned out to be a yeast infection in the ears and a URI. We figured the child and me got scratched because we touched her ears and it hurt her and she was sick to begin with.
Then this past weekend my parents were in town Jewel seemed really scared of the extra people and stuff all around so i called her over to me and she sat in my lap and after a few seconds BAM she smacked my face ( luckily her claws must not have been out) and hid for a few hours. Then just a few minutes ago she was sleeping in my lap while i was on the computer and she randomly bit my forearm HARD! I yelled something i forgot what and I tried to move my arm but then she wrapped her paws around it and dug her nails in. then she just gave me this horrible look. I sat up straight, pointed to the door and yelled go and she did and i havent seen her since.
After the last incident my boyfriend was convinced she has something wrong mentally. If i tell him about this latest incident he will probably want me to get rid of her.
I dont know if these sudden outbursts are because she thinks she is queen and dominate over me - shes never EVER scratched my boyfriend. Shes now done with her ear drops and her amoxi liquid medicine. And seems to be back to her "normal" self with playing and eating.
I think she knows when shes bad because before we can say anything she usually runs and hides and wont come out for a while. She has been interacting with our other can like normal this entire time. I dont know if maybe there was a power shift between them that is causing her to act out.
Just last night she climbed up on the couch behind me and licked my ears "clean". When shes good, shes really good, cuddling, licking, purring. But when shes bad its so fustrating :? I could cry