So I've recently rescued a 10 month old cat. Nobody really knew her background and I only got told that she's aggressive. The foster home I got her from said she's not aggressive at all. Then in the next breath said to ignore her if she hisses at me.
She's been with us for nearly a week now. I see progress in her, she will explore at night. She goes and sits on our chair in the living room and I have found her on our bed sleeping when I come in from work. However, most of the time when I talk or go near her she will start making a strange sniffing noise followed by hissing and growling. It's very strange to me too because she has came over before and sat on my lap. I stroked her then and for some reason she lashed out hissing and growling at my face. But she wouldn't get off my lap. I don't know if it's the case of her needing time to settle more, or if it's the case of her actually being an aggressive cat?
I don't want an aggressive cat so if she doesn't change her ways after so long then I will have to take her back. I feel terrible about it but I know I am not the person to help her with this behavioural problem (if this is the case).