Well, I went and got Bailey last night from the shelter. He is just 8 weeks old, and is an all gray tabby cat. My 18 month old Hymalayan (Guiness) isn't sure what to make of him. I put Bailey in the bathroom, with food, water, a litter box, a cushion bed and lots of toys, but all he does is cry to get out. When I let him out he's happy as can be roaming around the house. He's so affectionate and loves to be held. At first Guiness, who weighs 15 pounds was scared to death of Bailey, who weighs about 1 pound! But now when they are around each other Guiness takes every chance he gets to swat him in the head. Bailey never cries when he does this, but runs away. A couple of times Guiness has tackled him to the ground, and I break it up before I can see what would happen. I'm very nervous! I feel horriable locking him in the bathroom all the time, but everything I've read about this says to leave him in a small room by himself for a couple of weeks. He slept in there last night, but nobody got much sleep as he cried for most of the night. Am I doing the right thing by letting him cry in there? I want them to get along so badly. The bathroom is the only small room in the apartment, and is the only room we can use for him right now. Everytime we have to pee or take a shower he darts out of there as fast as he can, and the cycle starts all over when we put him back in. Is this normal?
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11/22/02 at 7:03am