“You can see he is ticked…I don’t know what I have ever done to make him not like me…he bit me….”
“My sister’s cat, Max, hates me for some reason. The first time I saw the cat it hissed at me right away, and that is pretty much the way it has been since day one. I am a total cat lover, and I have never been mean to this cat……”
Please watch the video. My immediate impression is that this gorgeous grey cat has been declawed. This post is not really about declawing. It is about cat behavior and our interaction with our cat.
When a cat smacks an adversary, as we see in the video, the claws are always out (extended). Every time. A cat will keep his/her claws in when tapping a friend (to, for example, wake him/her up) but this is an aggressive smack and the claws should be out and the person could only try this stunt once because he would have a bloody hand after the first strike. There would be absolutely no possibility that he could go on doing what he is doing – provoking this cat – pushing his hand towards him/her again and again.
I can’t be absolutely sure but my assessment as is stated — that this cat has been declawed. We know the video was made in America because the video maker’s voice is American. And we know that nearly all veterinarians in America declaw cats and about a third of domestic cats in America are declawed. This increases the chances of my assessment being correct.
Okay, unless I hear to the contrary, I am compelled to conclude that this cat is declawed, which leads me to the further conclusion that he or she may be in pain and discomfort (based upon Dr. Kirten Doub’s findings) and indeed may have a dislike for this person not because this person has been nasty to him/her but because he resembles somebody who has been nasty to him and that person may have been a veterinarian. Or this cat is just pissed off because of the discomfort.
What is your assessment? Can anything be done to rectify the situation? X-ray of the paws for bone shards for example? Who knows?