A girl shared how she recently moved to a rented HDB room and there is a neighbourhood cat who apparently doesn’t like her.
Here is the story:
“Help! There is a neighbourhood cat that either meows at me or chase me every time we encounter each other. What do I do?
I recently moved out of my house to a rented a HDB room. There is a neighbourhood cat at the void deck. According to my observations it is well fed and loved by all other neighbours. I frequently see people petting it or feeding it.
However, there seems to be a problem between me and the cat. The first time we came across each other, I was sitting on a bench waiting for my friends. Suddenly I heard a meow. I turned my head and saw it gazing at and walking towards me. I am very afraid of cats, so I slowly moved away from the bench. Then I realised there are cat food underneath that bench. I thought it’s just that I crossed its territory.
Ever since then, every time I linger around the void deck (either waiting for friends or doing exercises) it will come out of nowhere and scream at me. If I simply walk away to another spot within the void deck, it’ll just keep following me until I leave.
Initially it was still okay, cuz I can just move away.
But tonight as I was walking away, it quietly stalked me and then suddenly charged at me. I’m not sure what it is that made the cat hate me so much.
Could it be my scent(I had a hamster before I moved out)? Or could it be what people say “cats can sense fear”? What can I do in this situation?
This is a cat that’s well loved by neighbours, I feel getting rid of it is not an option. I also can’t possibly avoid the void deck totally cuz I have to walk past it if I want to go out.
What other options do I have if the situation does not improve? Thank you kind strangers.”