Well, I did the trellis thing again today and left out my 3 most mellow cats and put the rest in my sons room. There was lots of nose smelling and no hissing or growling at all from Nino. Good boy.
After a few minutes, he did swat out, but not in an aggressive way. I left the trellis up for about an hour and my cats, plus Nino, just went back to sleeping. Nino on my bed and the 3 cats in the hallway. So, I think that was a good start.
Oh pattymac, where do you live and when would you like to come and meet Nino???? HUH!!!! When!!!! LOL!!! Just joshin with ya, but if you are really interested, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org