Hi all I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice regarding my cats behaviour and how we can help her. Long story ahort; had two male cats (brother's) 9 years ago. In December 2016 one passed away suddenly. The remaining cat, Storm, really pined, we missed having two cats so the following May we got a little female kitten Luna. We introduced them slowly, followed all the advice we could find and whilst it took a while Storm eventually learned Luna wasn't too bad (Luna adored her big brother from the start). Before I go on please let me point out I ADORE Luna and think she's a lovely cat......but she blows so hot and cold with her moods it's like walking on eggshells around her. I've never ever been scared of an animal but there are times I'm quite nervy around her. As a kitten she was really quite wild; she has always been very strong willed and has never been a particularly fussy cat unless it's on her terms. She won't allow me to pick her up at all, although she will allow my other half to pick her up once in a while and she will tolerate being held on her back like a baby for about a minute before she runs off again. She will come and lie on me and pad me for ages and seems to like being near me but again only on her terms. However, she seems scared of EVERYTHING. Someone sneezes ....she runs off and hides for hours, same if the doorbell goes, the phone rings, someone opens our garden gate.....the list goes on and on. She sees my mum all day every Thursday yet still runs from her, my brother visited the other weekend (admittedly she sees him less but he's not a stranger) I then went and sat on the same sofa as her but the opposite end and she jumped at me, hissed and scratched my hand....I hadn't even looked at her. Storm was in the vets in January for tooth exrraction; she was vile to him for a good month afterwards. He's been in the vets tonight due to an eye problem and I'm just waiting for the fireworks to start when she reappears in a bit and notices him. I guess I'm wondering if anyone has any tips or advice if they've had a cat with similar behaviour issues. I'd like to point out we have never ever shouted at Luna (or any pet), never smacked her or done anything when she's scratched us or hissed at us. My family are great animal lovers and know to leave her well alone when they visit. We have Feliway diffusers around the house as well which did seem to help a bit. Maybe I'm being too soft but it really upsets me that she's known nothing but love and yet seems to scratch everyone for no (apparent) reason (clearly there is a reason, I just don't know it) Sorry for the long rant I'm just running out of ideas!