Does your cat run and hide when the doorbell rings? Do your friends not believe that you actually have a cat? It’s not unusual for cats to run and hide when strangers visit. A cat’s natural instinct, when faced with something unknown, is to keep at a distance and observe. However, if your cat is fearful every time a visitor comes into your home, this creates ongoing stress for your cat.
Cats’ personalities vary from shy to gregarious. The good news is that, with patience and time, you can help a shy cat overcome her fearful behavior.
In a recent article for Answers.com, I provided some tips to help shy cats overcome their fear of strangers. Click here to read the article.