Well, here's the story. We had two cats- my brother's 13 year old cat Wick, and our just-over-one-year kitten Simon. My brother got back from his year-long stay in Japan and we of course returned Wick to him. Simon seemed terribly lonely and bored so we went out today and got another kitty, a 2 year old longhair tabby/white (not yet named) girl. She seemed a real sweetheart in the car- rubbing against our hands when we'd put our fingers in the carrier, etc- but of course as soon as we got home and she and Simon got wind of each other... bam. hissing and hiding and poofy tails galore. Well, we did set her up a safe room- the bedroom- with toys and food and water and a litterpan- but she's hiding under the bed and WILL NOT come out come what may. I guess I'm just worried she'll... not eat... or use the floor as a litterbox so she won't have to come out from under the bed.. or something. Simon is trying desperately to get into the bedroom but the one time I let him in by accident the hissing started again. I just... I guess I just need reassurance that she will, eventually, come out and be okay with us... Simon and her may never really get along, but they will eventually tolerate each other, right? This is so early in the process, I know, but I'm both impatient and really worried. She will not budge from that spot under the bed... poor scared kitty.
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8/26/07 at 6:19pm