Sweet Pea is the same with foster kittens that come into the home. She acts like she hates them, sets them straight, then when they start behaving, she will mother them.
Maybe your Mesha just needed time to realize that life with your other cats isn't so scary. Especially seeing how the adults acted around the kitten.
Cat maid to:
Puddles, female Himalayan (16 yrs)
Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 9 yrs)
Sweet Pea, female silver tabby DSH (approx 7 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 6 yrs)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.-English Proverb
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