We took in a foster last year right before shut-down -- a single female kitten about 8 weeks old. She was sweet then and would hop up on your chest and fall asleep. My spouse then declared we were keeping her. We lost our 13 year old cat a couple of years ago; I was happy with just fostering kittens, but he insisted we adopt her. Well, as she grew last year, she went through a biting stage -- she'd bite you whenever you picked her up, petted her etc....she stopped sitting on our laps as well. She is now about 20 months old -- and she is still just a spaz! She spends all day looking out the window at the chipmunks (husband feeds them); I think this is a bad idea and just makes her more "charged up". If you approach her to touch her, she almost always just runs away. She almost never approaches you for attention and doesn't appear to enjoy being petted. You can't even brush her (which my old cat loved), because she will just attack the brush. On the rear chance you can grab her and hold her, she will tolerate it for a short time and wiggle down. Also, she still bites! Especially my daughter (19) who "just wants to love her". The only time you can show her affection and have her appreciate it, is when she is sleepy, or almost asleep. As I am typing this, she is staring out an open window into the dark. Oddly, she is not a shy cat and doesn't even hide from company. She is just very high strung. In hindsight, I think she would have done better with another kitten around. I feel like that boat has sailed though -- her prey drive is so high, I think another cat would send her into a tail spin (no pun intended). I have been wondering about some sort of "calming treats" that may allow us to actually enjoy her, and her us. Probably a dumb idea. Most of this is just venting -- I tell my daughter that she will probably calm down and seek attention when she is ten or twelve (a LONG time to go). Just please tell me that maybe, just maybe she will change into a "nicer" cat when she gets older.