Thanks for feedback Yosemite and cloud_shade.
cloud_shade: No, Princess has never been diagnosed with Feline Herpes so, I do not think she needs L-lysine but I would get that (is it at any pet store?) if it would be a good thing for her to boost her immune system as you say. I think you are right with the fact that she is trying to tell me she doesn't feel good. In Oct 04 I almost lost her and she went into hospital for a week. She had an infection of some type and could bearly walk one day; it most likely was being caused by failure of some type and new vet tried to say it was her age but I had just had all her blood work done 3-4 months before and she was healthy so I knew it was just something bad...maybe drinking off of driveways where they was some oils or coolant? But, she bounced back. They wanted me to keep doing intravenous drips but I could not do that after a couple days and it has been just over a year. She has always been small since I adopted her. I will post update after I take her in. I will see if I can get an earlier appt.
Yosemite: Don't know if I handled introduction of my two cats properly 5 yrs ago. I first isolated the new cat (Snowy) then introduced Princess to her by holding new cat and letting Princess check Snowy out. (To explain a bit..Princess was always skittish and even after 16 yrs she will not let me nor anyone else directly approach her with any rapid motion or movement; she comes if I tap the ground or my lap...more of a sign language...of if I am motionless watching TV or in bed.) Princess typically always hisses at Snowy and I have also seen her stand her ground to smack Snowy if Snowy approaches her; they would flip who got to sleep on the bed when I would be gone a couple days and then flip back to routine with Princess on bed again when I got home. Snowy has always just wanted to play with Princess but Princess won't because she won't let anyone really get close (unless you are seated then she will go for your lap or lie on your chest without you asking; she goes where there is no comotion where she feels safe)...yet they sit within 2 feet of each other when they watch me do yard work or a times when they lay on the bed. I spent the full day with them observing. Princess leaps over a snoozing Snowy or goes around her...just obvious avoidance which has been the case all of the time since I have had Snowy. Is there a better way to have handled introduction? They both know it is their home; Snowy is just being more demanding of my attention now; she sees me always holding Princess and now she has started to beg to be picked up and held (which I do...but with approx. 16 lbs of her...it is a feat to just hold her)..she is also the sweetest cat and anyone can approach her to pet her. We three girls do ok. I, of course, just wish they would be nurturing to each other but from all the cats I have known, it happens with some and not others and I think in this case it won't happen. I think Princess being abandoned at a young age is part of it; I do not think she ever was nurtured much until I adopted her from being left outside (even though I am allergic to cats!). She was so so thankful to come inside and sleep on your lap...that was it...and here we are 15 yrs later. I will keep you posted. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.