It's been a while since I've posted anything. I adopted a new cat Shadow, brought him home from the vet on 10/31 to my house which contains one very spoiled princess Sugar Bear. Shadow is about 10 months to a year and Sugar Bear is 5. I had done a lot of research prior to doing this, it is a huge commitment as I work 12 hour night shifts. He was starving and alone outside so I felt I had to. After about 4 weeks of no progress I had decided I had to find him a new home as I didn't feel I had the time to put into making this successful. As you all know, it's so hard to find new homes for kitties so we'd been living with them separated since. I finally decided to try again. Going through the steps again. This time a suggestion was given to put the new kitty in a kennel and let the resident cat out. We've done that three times now. It's going ok. Shadow just kind of sits there pretty wide eyed. Did a lot of staring at SUgar Bear but no hissing, or growling. Sugar Bear on the other hand is VERY hissy and very growly. More growly. NOrmal? I think it is. And she does finally settle and will lay down but for the most part continues to growl. Feeling very discouraged when I read the stories of the quick easy integrations because this is exhausting. Any insight?
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12/15/13 at 8:59pm