Hi, I rescued a cat a little less than a month ago. I found her sick and close to lifeless outside my door - thankfully she is now on the way to health. I am clueless about cats but was told by my vet that she is 4 months old. She's very friendly and playful but sometimes (usually in the evenings) she will start attacking me out of nowhere. I'll be stroking her and everything seems fine then all of a sudden she will grab my hand and start biting it. When I push away she will attack my feet and leg, until I get out of the room and shut the door on her. I have bloody scratches and teeth marks all over my hand, arms and legs. I read about squirting her with water however I do not want to do this. I don't want her to fear me and I hate hurting her in any way because of her past life. The first few weeks she slept with me and husband in our bed. The past few days I have been to scared to sleep with her incase she scratches me when I am asleep. I adore her to bits and will never give her up but I really want to nip this behaviour out completely. Today she scratched a guests toddler. I was mortified!! I also want to add, at first she was constantly purring since she has started getting agressive her purring has stopped to? I have no idea why this could be. Is there anything I can do? Has anyone dealt with anything similar? Any help would be great! Thanks!