I need help I have 5 cats: one 16 yr old who stays in my bedroom. One 3 yr old male, one 7 yr old female and two 4 yr old sisters. All are spayed/neutered. My brother in law has come to live with us, bringing his 2 yr old (not neutered) dog. This dog is used to living with a cat but the cats have never really been exposed to a dog. The four cats who roam the house have taken to hiding until the dog goes into the bedroom at night. My main concern is one of the 4 yr old sisters. She won't come out until at least an hour later while the other 3 show up right away, especially to eat. I'm concerned about her, as she's usually not very agreeable when it comes to anything out of the ordinary, such as visitors. There are 2 factors that are upsetting her right now: one of my daughters, who was this particular cats' favorite family member, has moved out of the house in the last 2 months. The dog arrived about 4 days ago. Does anyone have any suggestions how to make this transistion a little easier on her? I give her affection when she shows her pretty face at night but I don't think this is enough. Thx for any help that comes my way.
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6/26/03 at 9:41pm