Our new little boy came home Saturday
We decided on a different name, Hypnos, and he is a little ball of love and energy.
I am wiping both of them with a towel to transfer scent and the Feliway plugins are hard at work. On Sunday, they glimpsed each other through a cracked door while they ate. They briefly met on Monday. Ares licked Hypnos until Hypnos tried nursing on Ares, then the wrestling began. An accidental second meeting occurred later that day when Hypnos escaped the guest room, whipped into the bathroom and promptly used Ares's litterbox. Ares walked in and had a heart attack, so I scooped him up and shut him into our bedroom while I corraled Hypnos back into his room. Today, Ares sat by the bedroom door, meowed, and kept putting his paw under the door. (I know Hypnos was on the other side, but I never saw his paw meet Ares.) This evening, they met again, ate food together, and were OK for awhile. When Hypnos began running around after toys, Ares then took to rolling him and licking/biting him. After the play seemed a bit rough, we split them up again and Ares sat crying outside of the bedroom again. I think things are going well, but I do have one question. We are keeping the face to face sessions very short, but how can one tell if play is becoming too rough?
Oh, and I need to add that I obviously forgot how small Ares was shen he came home. Hypnos is 2.5 lbs (just like Ares was) but Ares is 8.5 lbs and appears to be a horse next to him!!