update on boyfriend vs.cat

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Registered: 03-09-2012
update on boyfriend vs.cat
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:46pm

my b/f and i

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 11:11pm

Sounds like a

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 11:51pm

Sounds like you two had a productive discussion!

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Registered: 12-27-2004
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 10:06am

That's a great idea, demontespan!

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Registered: 07-04-2006
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 11:38pm
Sounds like you two have a good handle on things.

I don't know if you've ever watched "My Cat From Hell", but I've gotten some great tips from that show.

My cat is on her own time for how quickly she warms up to someone. She warmed up to my best friend over a weekend visit yet took 2 months to warm up to my roommate, and took over a year to warm up to my brother, even though she lived with him for 4 months! They decide, not the people. You can't allow them to run the household, but there are things you can do to get them to trust.

I like the feeding idea. I'd also suggest that your boyfriend acknowledge Boo, but not approach him or try to pet him until Boo think its ok. Eventually, Boo may see him as a new friend and someone else he can get to feed and pet him!