Ah, things are not working out. He damaged a bookcase already, scratched my arm and cannot be trusted to bite when I stroke him. My children are arriving tomorrow and I don’t want them hurt. Plus Bridget is increasingly is my thoughts and the expectation of CBT counselling came to nothing this morning. I’m taking him back tomorrow. I should have got a kitten like I wanted to in the first place.
please don’t be too harsh on my decision.
Please give this little chap a chance, let him find his feet - after all if someone you didn’t know started to hug & kiss you you would react. You could have the same issues with a kitten, it’s his first night in a strange environment. You need to respect this little fellows been caged up & now he has a whole house ..... it’s all strange to him.
let him come to you in his own time. He must be very frightened, it’s all strange smells & new things. get a scratching post & some toys tomorrow - your furry friend needs to feel loved & relaxed to be able to start to trust. If you get a kitten you will have similar issues, you still need to get used to each other.
Rome wasn’t built in a day - neither is trust or a relationship with any living thing. xx