I just got my cat a week ago, and remembered my previous kitten... at the time I was 12. On the way home from school I found a stray kitty and took it home, but it didn't want to eat, walk around, or explore. I thought it was just scared, so I left it do whatever it wants. In the mean time, I made a nice corner on the balcony just for the kitten and put it on a comfy bed... which was pretty much a pillow. In the morning, the kitten was in the same pose as I left it. The food and water weren't touched and it just stared at me, not moving. Eventually, I decided the kitty was sad, so I returned it to the alley (where I found the mother, who gave it a good pummelling and then started licking it). So, what was the problem? Was the kitty really sad?