Is my cat traumatized?
This question has a backstory, so bear with me! I have a portable aircon which is relatively loud, but like most aircons, it turns off automatically when it gets too cold.
The other night my cat was sleeping with me and my AC had turned off, but it randomly turned back on and began to produce its loud noise right as I went to pet my cat. She freaked out, jumped off my bed and hit the walls (I had the lights off cause it was 5 am).
I’m assuming my cat (Lucy) thought whatever the loud noise was, was trying to grab her and that’s why she freaked out. This happened two nights ago and ever since then she’s been terrified of being in my room!
How do I get her comfortable in my room again?