The above shot was taken during the time I was living in my uncle’s house to help him. My cat Shyna needed a lot of time to get used to the temporary new home, but at some point she started to explore all the rooms, but she enjoyed it the most if nobody apart from us both were there. This changed later on, she started to explore the rooms even if people have been there, but she never seemed to enjoy it as much as if none of the other family members have been there.
I can tell you that my cat doesn’t like kids, mainly because they are loud, and my cat doesn’t like noise much. So, when the kids went to bed, Shyna would be much more interested to explore the rooms in the evening. Also, the kids had to learn that a cat is not a dog, because you can call a dog, while a cat calls you. I explained the kids that there are some major differences and they learned, so that the situation improved a lot. In easy terms, I told them that if they ignore my cat, she might be interested to learn about you, but she will decide on her own, and I was right. My cat started to get out of my room more often once the kids understood this rule, she started to enjoy all the windows, she liked to hang around in the big kitchen and watched us if we prepared food, she would sit close to use if me and the kids played some games, and so on. However, that doesn’t mean that she had a good relation with all the family members, but I will explain more.
Apart from myself, my cat liked my uncle the most, she started to greet him on a daily basis and my uncle would massage her fur, but I noticed that was possible because he otherwise ignored the cat the most as he understood that cats are different than dogs. My nieces learned this, but as kids are loud, my cat prefered to just let them take a look but nothing more. My aunt had a mixed relation with Shyna, in short, my aunt was tolerated by Shyna, but only if she would give her treats or cat food, apart from that, Shyna tried to attack her at least two times and would otherwise show signs not to come too close. The fifteen years old son was hated by Shyna, she tried to attack him at least once a week, and if not that, she would hiss and growl and he would run away (laugh). Now I did pop your bubble, as cute as she looks on all the photos, she can be very evil as well.
Talking about the photo, you can see her on the couch watching out of the living room window. I took the photo when I was alone with her in the house, while the kids went to school, and my uncle and my aunt visited the authorities. You can see a small injury on her nose, I explained in this post how that happened, she basically did rub her nose on the plastic of the transport box. Check out all the other Shyna stories.