We were told that Tallulah was a Maine Coon cat who was found living wild as a stray. She certainly looks like a Maine Coon – she’s huge and just look at the size of her feet! She is certainly a beautiful girl and a confident cat with no shyness or hesitation in her make up. The trouble is that Tallulah is a bit of a tyrant! Looks are only skin deep and although Tally is charming she is also a feisty character and liable to swipe and bite. We all have the scratch marks to prove it!
Tallulah is no better with her own species and is dominant and aggressive towards other cats. We haven’t found anyone she gets along with so far. What makes a cat go off the rails like this? It might be that she has been cooped up somewhere and it’s unbalanced her a bit. Some cats like to be safe and warm indoors but Maine Coons are noted for their outdoor adventuring so it could be pent up frustration.
We’re not giving up on her though. We’ve had cats in before like this and find that giving them as much space and freedom as possible will help to sort them out. One of our other permanent resident cats, Cilla, came in as an attack cat and is now on the ‘greeter’s list’. It took six months of complete freedom before she decided that people were not sos bad after all.