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why cant we all just get along?!

duttypaws
November 30th, 2008, 05:48 PM
So we're back in the UK and the cats are happily living in my bedroom and going out at nighttime to inspect the house while the others are asleep.

The met Hugo (the dog) and lola ran and poppy didnt do much
buffy the cat is too old to really care

*problem* Zena who is the other Calico in the house came into meet them and started wailing and spitting at lola so in the end she ran back out, there was no physical fighting just hissing..

was it too soon (its been 3-4 days!)

14+kitties
November 30th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Yes, much much too soon. For older cats especially.
This is a terrific site to read and learn how to have cats living peacefully.

http://www.squidoo.com/multi-cat-management

It has tons of great information. Kind of like an "all in one" site!

duttypaws
November 30th, 2008, 06:09 PM
well zena and buffy are about 15... lol.
we're back into our separate rooms and investigating at night when the others sleep.

they dont seem to bothered by her hissy fit ... lol...

14+kitties
November 30th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Slow and steady wins the race. Sometimes....
At 15 it is possible they will never accept but will "put up with" the invaders presence. It should take somewhere between a week to 5 or 6 months for a proper introduction to take place but all cats are different. There really is no telling. Ideally you should be doing the "sniffing each other out under the door", exchanging bedding material, exchanging rooms, etc... in order for any chance of a peaceful environment. Some cats are very accepting of other cats invading their territory. That doesn't happen often.

Frenchy
November 30th, 2008, 06:31 PM
http://www.squidoo.com/multi-cat-management



Great link 14+ :thumbs up

14+kitties
November 30th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Great link 14+ :thumbs up

:headslap: Never thought about that one for you Frenchy. Sorry. :o You can really use it now too. I ran across it a while back. She gives some excellent advise. The best part is she lives it! She's not just one of these people who write about it.

duttypaws
December 1st, 2008, 05:29 PM
there is not issue when they are sniffing through the door etc.... its only 1 who is bothered.... but shes a diva at the best of times!

We're getting a mesh gate build so they can look at each other .... cos noone reacts to sniffing!

duttypaws
December 6th, 2008, 05:20 AM
so the gate was wroking great... the cats were sniffing as was the dog... they were coexisting....

except for one.... poppy wandered out and zena starting wailing and basically attacked her! poor poppy.... back to square 1.