Originally Posted by Larke
He just got surprised seeing him in an unfamiliar place, or time, or something. Don't go all (more) nutso and start confining him, or anything else, it was just one of those weird cat aberrations (lived thru so many!) and he's probably long forgotten about it and won't know what's happening if you start changing things around even more.
yeah, that is what I'm thinking-he's just scared. Don't worry I'd never lock my baby up- he'd have to hurt me pretty bad. I've petted him since, so he has calmed down a little. Thanks
Originally Posted by squirtle
I am sorry this was so traumatic, Marge
I had a very hard time getting Dori to adjust to the new house when we moved in. It was just her back then, we didn't have Brody. I think that the stress from the move and other changes have really gotten to Murphy. You mentioned in another thread that your schedule has been changed (12 hour shifts right?), relocating to a new place, and throwing a dog into the mix is a lot for a cat to handle all at once. Slow things down if you can. Give Murphy some time to adjust to the new place. I would keep him confined to one room for now, and gradually introduce him to the rest of the house. I highly recommend Feliway, as Heidi suggested. It took 2 diffusers to help Dori adjust. I would hold off on the introductions until Murphy becomes more adjusted to his new surroundings. I know it is hard to manage all of this, but hang in there! You're doing a great job.
Make sure and get that arm cleaned up as well
You are soo right!!! I did'nt even think of my work schedule affecting him! Thats why I love you guys soo much!
that probably upsets him alot
I had no intention of them meeting so soon, it just kinda happened. Willy is used to being able to go downstairs so he proceded to go, I stopped him at the doorway and thats when it happened.
What should I put on the puncture wounds? With scratches I just clean them with peroxide, but this is nasty looking
Originally Posted by CeruleanTyphoon
Hi there! I rarely post, but I been in this situation as well!
One of my cats went absolutely beserk when it caught a glimpse of a new cat I was bringing in to the household. They basically saw one another through the crack in the door, and the resident cat went totally out of control. I was shocked beyond belief. I tried to go in and calm her down, but she kept attacking me, growling and hissing. I had so many scratches and cuts from her, it looked as if I cut myself with a butcher knife. I left her in the room by herself, as I sat outside the door for a couple of minutes just to let her calm herself down.
Things are much better now. They aren't friends, but they will tolerate one another. I believe it was just an initial shock of the whole experience that sent her on her wild rampage. I am still puzzled about the events of that day! But, all I can say is, it can and will get better. It took a long time, and hard work to make it so they would at least tolerate one another, but I am grateful that it is working.
Well I'm sooooooo glad you posted this time!!!!! Your situation sound sooo much like mine. Beserk is the word! I'm glad to hear your furkids tolerate each other now, maybe theres hope for us
Thank you soo much for sharing your story
it helps me alot