I had shoulder surgery on November 4th, and have pre-written and scheduled posts while I recover.
How do you get a mama cat to integrate with the rest of the adult cats in the household? I had 7 cats, then a pregnant cat plopped herself at our door. We got her tested and cleaned up and took her in, shut her in her own room, and she had a single surviving kitten. The kitten is now 8 weeks old, and both of them have been kicked out of the room they were in (it is my nursery, and I’ve got a month or less before I pop!). But mama (Tabitha) will sometimes go after our permanent residents, especially if they happen to be walking quickly away from her. Nevermind the fact that she’s the smallest of them all, they’re all afraid of her. My husband is getting fed up with her, and wants me to find a new home for her, or a shelter that will take her. (I think he’s just cranky because she’s also in heat, and keeps waking us up in the middle of the night.) We do have a door separating half of the house, so we keep her and her Nugget separated when we sleep, but she either needs human attention, or a mate, and keeps caterwauling. She’s getting fixed tomorrow. Can I expect her to be more calm and accepting of the permanent residents after that? Or is there something else I should do, like separating her and her Nugget? I suppose I could sleep on the couch with her…
I think that having her fixed will do a lot to help her get along with the other cats, once the hormones are out of her system. I also think that using a Feliway plug-in would help, and perhaps adding a few drops of Rescue Remedy to her water would help, too.
Other than that, I’m drawing a blank here (can I blame the pain meds? I think I can!), so I need y’all to jump in and offer suggestions, please? (And thank you!!!)
Look who it is!
That’s Ambercup (Debra says they call her “Amber” now) on the right, and her big brother Truman on the left. Look at how adoringly she’s looking at him! Debra says that they have a blast, chasing each other all over the house. So sweet!
2014: Throwback Thursday: Terry.
2013: “I’m flying! I’M FLYINNNNNNNG!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: “I HAZ A COMPLAINT!”
2008: Kara said ::hiss!::
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.