It almost sounds like your describing my Sneaky Pi. He's just a regular domestic tabby cat. I adopted him from a shelter when he was 1yr. Even then he gave me a bite at the shelter but I still took him home. That was 16 yrs ago. He's still he's a bit snobby today. Though he's feeling poorly now, he still likes to be on his own. The only one he "bum" around with was my other cat Tequila, who passed a couple years ago.
Sneaky Pi has always reminds me when breakfast/dinner time is, at least an hour before the time. Afterward he'd just go lay down and do whatever kitty things he wanted to. If me and/or hubby were eating, Sneaker would make his presence know, wanting to see and try what we were eating.
Sneaky Pi did show some affection, like when I had my accident, he would watch my wounded leg during the day, Tequila at night. He would sometimes jump in our lap once in awhile. I guess that's just his way It wasn't until a couple years ago, after his fur-pal died, that he would jump in my lap more-especially when I crochet.
I don't think there's really anything wrong with your kitty. Maybe just the change of "scenery" is kind of confusing her a bit. Just give it some time. Plus she's getting older so new things are going to affect her more. Maybe in time she'll sort of get back to her old ways. Just remember she does love you and happy to be part of your family.
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We've created an adorable little monster! Our cat, Zuzu, is an 8 or 9 year old Abyssinian. We received her last September from a good friend who's best friend had died. She adapted well at first and was affectionate - and we fell hard for her. Then we moved from California to Illinois - she was amazing on the trip. She turned to us for protection and affection. However we wanted to make everything ok for her and started feeding her Temptations (we call them Addictions . She stopped caring about us and started to just be near us to get those treats.
Then she started to want to be petted in a carpeted room and we went where ever she wanted us to go. Then she started refusing certain canned food and . . . well just about everything has gone her way.
But sadly, she's stopped being affectionate - just wakes me up in the morning and runs to her dish. Then she ignores us all day.
We've never had an Abyssinian before - never known any before. We're used to having very close relationships with our cats. We looked them up on line and apparently they're very bossy (our's sure is).
Any ideas about how to lure her back to lap sitting and snuggling?
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