Each cat possesses its unique personality, thoughts, and emotions similar to humans. However, comprehending their feline companions proves challenging for many individuals. While cats occasionally exhibit misbehavior, the root causes behind their actions often remain unknown, leading to undesirable outcomes.
Ashley has been struggling with her feline friend Storm for a decade now. The gray and white tabby has always had a violent streak, growling and biting at Ashley’s friends without any provocation. Despite declawing Storm on the shelter’s insistence to prevent injury to humans, the aggression never really subsided (besides being a cruel procedure).
Ashley was deeply distressed by the animal control’s ultimatum to euthanize her cat if it bit anyone else. Realizing that she needed professional assistance, she reached out to renowned cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy, who promptly responded to Storm’s situation and offered his expertise.
When Jackson and Storm first met, it was pretty similar to what Ashley had mentioned. Storm hissed at Jackson and even tried to attack him when he attempted to come closer. According to Jackson, Storm was like a “big ticking time bomb.” However, he soon understood that Storm was just being defensive and wanted to guard her space. She only became aggressive when she felt genuinely endangered.
As soon as Ashley entered the room, there was a noticeable shift in Storm’s demeanor. The sound of her voice and being petted by her seemed to have a calming effect on him. With Ashley’s assistance, Jackson was even able to pet Storm while the feline enjoyed their affectionate touches, leaving Ashley beaming with optimism.
With Jackson’s assistance, Ashley spent the following days comforting Storm and encouraging her to trust unfamiliar faces. As a result, they were thrilled to find out that Storm was a warm and affectionate creature who enjoyed human company, once she had settled down. During Jackson’s subsequent visit, she even approached him to greet him.
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