Last October we were browsing at PetSmart and the kids always love to go see the cats. My middle son was having a hard time bonding with the dogs and really wanted his own pet. Well he saw "Hulk" in a cage and instantly loved him. He was huge and black, and had a sign that said "Free". I talked to an employee and they told me that all they new about him was that he was picked up as a stray and had been in the cage for several months. He was free because if he wasn't going to be adopted by Sunday night, he would be going back to the pet store and he would be put down. Well, we just couldn't bare that and so we decided to take a chance on him. Since October, he has lived almost his entire life under my bed. He only comes out to eat, use the litter box and he goes back under the bed. He does go wandering around The House at night and once in a while when the kids are at school. He seems to absolutely hate the loud noises the kids make when they are home. He was fine under the bed for a while and then he started attacking feet. In a way I thought that was a good thing, maybe he finally wants some love and attention from us and he is trying to play. Well, unfortunately, he is very strong and large and when he swipes at our feet, it is incredibly painful, especially for the little kids. So, my kids started calling him "the monster that lives under the bed". Well, after one foot attack causing my daughter to bleed, I squirted him with water and he hasn't attacked any feet since. Lately though, when he comes out to eat, he has been attacking my dogs. The dogs are both smaller than he is, one is a Shih Tzu and the other a Chi-Weenie. Both dogs are now terrified of him and run and hide when ever he comes into the same room with them. My husband has had it and wants to get rid of him. I don't believe in giving up on a animal. This cat is really great with me, when the house is quiet, he will come into the living room and lay down on my lap and I have even heard him purr a time or two. I believe this cat is a good cat but probably been traumatized sometime early in his life. I just don't know what to do for him. Does anyone have any ideas to help me get him from living under the bed and show him he has a safe home and we will love him. And, also to get him to stop attacking and terrorizing my dogs. I have tried everything I can think of and he still lives under the bed.