Okay so I aquired Dido 6 months ago. I was temporarily caring for her while a friend moved to California to set up quarters. She promised to come back for the cat but needless to say, she never did. I am highly allergic to her and have been getting weekly injections to build up my allergic tolerance to her. So far it has gotten better but I still can't pet her and love on her the way I would like to. We have 5 kids (ages 2-12) who scare the living crap out of her. Our household is such a huge change from the 11 years of living in solitude with one or two adults. I feel like my hands are tied. I would never ever ever bring her to the pound, which is what her previous owner suggested . I interviewed a few ladies that were supposedly cat people but never found a good match for Dido. Partly because she's a bit antisocial and partly because I refuse to let her be moved out of her environment yet again for anything less than perfect.
My point is that I doubt she will ever be happy in our home with no affection from anyone except the kids who just chase her around and the dog who eats all her food. What can I do to make her happy? I need help. She is a constant topic of discussion in our household. And I always have a heavy heart because she is just not getting what she needs from us.
my cats love their cat condo/ castle being high up makes them feel safe. my nephews like to pull my cats tails and tease them. they dont no better so i got a couple of toys on the string so they can play with them and have fun. it might make your cat be more sociable
I would consider everything everyone has already said. giving her a cat tree, and placing her food where the dog can not eat it. It is horrible for the dog, and not healthy at all.
On my note, I would suggest looking for a home that is not so perfect. I understand the trouble of trying to place an 11yr old cat, but think of it from her perspective. If you were her, would you want to live in your home? You are lucky the injections work, I would not be able to live in my home with a cat. I had them when I was younger, but as an adult I have become severly allergic.