Cammie is an interesting cat. She is a bit of a grump, really, though she has much potential, and when she is on my lap - and she jumps up there at her own choice - she purrs and pushes her head against me. So there is pleasure and friendship waiting in that little Siamese heart. However, much of her interaction with others, whether feline or human, comprises hissing and growling.
And yet, though I can't say that it is all for show, her grumpy attitude doesn't last if one is gently persistent. Before she left me for her abortive adoption, Cammie was getting used to the other cats, protesting against their presence, or sight, less than she had. Due to her recent experiences, that process has received a set-back, abetted by Kola's advent. But my little princess is bothered by the comings and goings, not by the actual cats. Once they are established in place, they hardly trouble her. It's just a matter of growing accustomed to everyone again.