It's been a month now and I'm getting to my wits end with this cat...!
Feliway - no effect, a total waste of $90.00
Rescue Remedy - no effect, total waste of money again.
Kisa is scared of EVERYTHING in the house. She creeps around, crouched down, nervously looking for supposed axe-murders behind every doorway. She scared of the carpet, she's scared of the furniture and will simply not even step onto sofas she's slept on for years without problem. (eg the one in the photo in my OP above), she's scared to come down the stairs now, and scared to go back up them 5 minutes later. She won't come into the kitchen, she won't go to the toilet unless my wife takes her there and watches over her. She won't eat in the laundry as she used to, and won't eat in the quieter pantry that was an alternative for a few days but not now.
She actually wanted me to go and feed her upstairs today and only forced hunger drove her down the stairs to be fed at the base of them. She's scared of the bed sheets and doona even though again she's slept on them for years. She's scared of the 'feet seat' cushions that she used to sleep on. She will go outside onto the balcony one day (nervous) and that afternoon won't go near it and is terrified to be placed outdoors.... and so on.
It's like this cat has the memory of a goldfish and forgets what everything is between one hour and the next. She'll often reach out with a paw and 'poke' it to see if it moves or reacts and only then will she relax
She's basically retreated to the bridge connecting the bedrooms on the upper floor and to the atrium/main entrance (if you're curious about my house layout then look here at the real estate photos from when we bought it - they still have them online -->http://www.forcerealestate.com.au/Slideshow.aspx?id=4423&wlid=874e3ccf-bf4d-4700-bc83-2c956c963f7b and that's NOT our furniture...) and won't go into any other region of the house except apart from the study/office (with the rooster pictures on the link there) when I'm here. She will simply NOT go out the back yard onto the patio and is constantly looking for something out there through the meals room windows. At a pinch she'll sleep on the bed in the spare bedroom
We strongly suspect that she had a fight with this big grey Tom that lives down the street which is what set her off with all this behaviour. We've seen him prowling around all the local houses and he pretty much dominates the block. But I can't see how that means she scared of everything inside the house as well. Frankly I'm ready to take her back to the cat haven and swap her for a cat that isn't broken, much as I love her.
I'm getting REALLY fed up with all of this
Sean I colour stuff...