She has now lived in the cathouse for a year and a half - her entire life. She is the ONLY one left from that entire group of fifteen. Frosting will be a cat who will adjust right away and be glad for all of the attention she can get. She is not aggressive towards the other cats in the cathouse, and she quite enjoys the kittens. She is beautiful and needy. I literally trip over her as I go about my work in the cathouse; she glues herself to me as I move around. Frosting is the most desperate cat in the cathouse as far as wanting human attention. Considering that many of the cats I have for adoption are much less social and will take some adjustment time in a new home, you would think Frosting would be snatched right up. But Frosting has a problem. This makes her one of those “less adoptable” kitties. Frosting nibbles.
Now. As I’ve said about Frosting many other times, she has never - and I mean NEVER - bitten out of aggression. She developed two really bad habits as a youngster. One - she jumped from whatever surface she was on right to your shoulder. And Two - she gave love bites, mostly on the chin of whoever was lucky enough to reap her affections. She no longer leaps onto the people she so desperately desires. But she still gives love bites. I get them EVERY time I am in the cathouse. I can’t seem to get my hand over my chin in time, and she nabs me before I can cover. Of course, these aren’t the kind of bites that draw blood. They are definitely “soft” bites. I have been dealing with this in Frosting for a long, long time, and it is still really annoying. But there is just no doubt about what Frosting is doing when she nibbles my chin (or occasionally the tip of my nose or my fingers) - she is loving me. Maybe that sounds strange to you. But I’ve known Frosting for a year and a half now. She shows her desperation and affection with a love bite - every time.
I don’t know if Frosting ever got into a home and finally received as much affection as she needs if this behavior would moderate. I just know there MUST be someone out there who wouldn’t mind some regular (annoying) cat love from Miss Frosting. She SO very much wants a human of her own. And except for this one annoying behavior, there is nothing else about Frosting not to love. A true companion she will be.
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