Well, I got my wife a newborn for her birthday last year (the mother was killed, shot by a .22 i think). The cat we have is a... blue tail cross japanease princess (or at least it sounds something like that, its a princess allright *sigh*)?
I don't really consider it a cat, she's more like a dog. Doesn't meow, loves water, sleeps on her back (or in the bathroom sink), in very good health (I always thought she was too skinny, but the vet says she is the right weight, its just that we are used to seeing cats overweight. For some reason she refuses to eat human food (i've even offered her things lik tuna and chicken, she sniffs it, bats it around, and then leaves it alone).
Recently we bought a "real" cat from the pound. This one is like an average cat (fat, overly cuddly, likes to be pet, eats everything). Its a male.
They're both fixed and declawed. When we bought the cat they had mentioned that he doesn't get along with other cats.
This seemed odd to me because he was such a laid back cat.
We took extra precautions to introduce the two (kept the male in my computer room, would hold them both and brought them togethor, watched them carefully the first few days when they are out togethor).
Well, my question is this: The male cat (felix) is really cuddly (much to my annoyance). Our female (hailey) isn't at all.
They've been togethor for only a week, and we are allready letting them out togethor without supervision. This is mainly because they seem to work out so well togethor. I don't understand why they said Felix doesnt get along with other cats because he has this uncaring attitude towards Hailey.
Recently they have started what I assume is play fighting. Neither of them hiss or make loud noises, sometimes they flatten their ears. But it doesn't _seem_ violent. Neither of them runs away, or looks injured. Usually they do this for awhile then flop down next to eachother.
I'm assuming this is a common action between cats. But do you think this will make our docile cat more bitey, or our bitey cat more docile?
Or would it have any affect at all?