Recently my neighbor decided to get rid of her 9 yr. old cat. For the past week Kitty has tried to adapt. Everything has been working out pretty typically: She was scared and stayed under the bed, eventually came out, and now she lets me play with her. But yesterday the neighbor came to say hi to Kitty, and ever since then she has been meowing at the door.
So I was wondering if seeing the old owner may inhibit her growth to a new person and place and cause her too much stress; or if seeing the old owner is an okay thing to do that Kitty will have to get used to?
Answer by kate
this will be difficult full stop if the cats old home is still within the neighbour hood and if her old owner comes to see her. She must be very confused.
I hate to say that it would be better for the old neighbour not to see them but that sounds cruel.
I don't know if you intend to keep her inside all the time or not but either way i think that in this situation it will just take longer for the cat to adjust to there new home.
Don't worry cats are very resillient creatures, just like the rest of us some take longer to adjust to change. I'm sure all will be well in the end. Perhaps it might be an idea for the old owner not to visit for some time to give the cat a chance to adjust.
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