My fiance and I have a wonderful older cat, Toby, that we got from his grandfather a few years ago. She used to be very skittish and is now very loving. A couple months ago, we got a kitten (about a year old, Tigger) to give Toby a little companionship while we were busy with school and work. Tigger is also a very loving kitten. They both like lots of love from us, only problem is they do not get along. Tigger wants to play with Toby but Toby doesn't want to have anything to do with this kitten. Anytime the kitten walks past her, or tries to play with her, she hisses, growls and swats at her. I have read a lot on the internet to try and figure out what to do. We introduced them slowly, keeping the kitten in the spare room with her own food and litter, letting them get used to each others scent. I have been brushing them with the same brush to try and get them used to each others smells. I have tried just letting them work it out on their own as some sites have said. Nothing seems to work. Any advise on anything else to try??? I know I should not have gotten another female cat, but its a little late for that now. I am already madly in love with my kitten and can't bear the thought of letting her go, but I feel its not fair to Toby. I don't know what to do and am looking for any help possible. Thanks!!!
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6/6/09 at 9:23pm