Originally Posted by 4crazycats
They look like they are really getting along. How long has it taken them? I really need to get some feliway and vanilla. I havnt tried to introduse the cats since Lilys attack on Nazumi.
We have been home 6 days. I didn't start introducing though until Tuesday evening. I wasn't going to do it even then but my cats had other ideas when it comes to me being behind a closed door and they are on the other side.
I cannot stress enough that I am very fortunate to have such a laid back group of cats. I know from reading everything here it doesn't happen this way!
I honestly think IMO that the Feliway and the vanilla only made it easier for me to introduce Takoda. I believe that it was my cats and their easy nature to handle newbies that allowed such an easy intro.
I don't encourage anyone to introduce the way I have. Do it exactly like it is advised. Slowly over time, use doors, gates and take all the time to make this the smoothest transition for your cats.
I know how my crew is going to react. I know who is going to take longer and who is going to ignore me for a week. I knew Sampson was going to be the first to check out Takoda, I know that Mocha is going to pout for a week. Pooh and Tigger are going to see Takoda as another friend to play chase with and that is exactly how it happened. Mia was my only concern because she was the youngest. She and Takoda actually bonded better than I thought. I also know the Max is the alpha cat and when he gets Takoda down and gives him a full bath than I can truly breathe easy.