My mom got a new kitten on Tuesday and her cat Chrissy, who is about 2 years old, hates him. I know it takes a while to adjust, but Chrissy is being pretty rough with the little guy. She swipes at him every time he walks by, with claws out. Shes been sulking for two days even though my mom has been giving her lots of extra attention and reassurance. How can she ease Chrissy's animosity towards the new addition ( his name is Deuce ) so they can live together peacefully? Poor Deuce is so eager to play with Chrissy and she is so mean to him. To add, mom used to have a cat that she got around the same time as Chrissy (she got hit by a car a while back) and Chrissy never came to the point where she would tolerate her either. Is there some problem that we should look for? Are some cats 'loners' ? Was she not properly socialized with other cats as a kitten? She came from the SPCA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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10/25/01 at 8:22am