Hemlock is certainly getting to be a big boy! How much does he weigh now?
I weighed all three of them yesterday – Hemlock is now at 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Privet weighs 4 pounds, 5 ounces. And Juniper is at 4 pounds 2 ounces. They are certainly growing up!
My cat Oreo digs at things. I swear she can sense the ghosts in the walls because that is what she digs at the most. Speaking of her, I have a question–lately she has become overly wanting of affection and sleeping a lot. I know cats sleep a lot but it seems a bit more than usual. With the affection thing, she used to sleep on my lap when she was a baby and then she stopped and hasn’t for a few years but all of a sudden she wants to be with me always. Other than a medical issue (which I am scheduling a checkup to be sure of things) what else would make them “clingy”? We’ve been back from vacation for about a month now even though we were gone a long time. Could she be trying to make sure I don’t leave again?
As long as her check up is okay, I think it just means she missed you and doesn’t want you to go away again!
Ok, I think I know who did Hemlock’s single eye liner. Alice has the opposite eye lined! And here I thought she didn’t have any use for kittens and she goes and gives him makeup tips! Hee hee Of course, if it’s merely a trick of the light and/or camera angle on Alice, I withdraw the comment.
You are absolutely correct, Alice has the opposite eye lined. She must have lined Hemlock’s eye and then wandered off. That girl has a very short attention span! 😉
All these stories of successful introductions make me hopeful, I’d love to know what Robyn and anyone else can say about this.
I have a 17 year old cat and two 9 year old cats, both female. My daughter really badly wanted a kitten, to ultimately take with her when she goes to college in 3 years so that she wouldn’t separate the two sisters who will be 12 by then, so we got a little four month old male at the beginning of the week. In order to quarantine him, we put him in her bedroom, rather than in my office where he would bond with me instead of her.
The problem with this is that one of the 9 year olds has been “her cat” for years and has spent a lot of time in her room, so we perforce got off on a BAD foot and there is serious growling outside the door. The kitten’s vet appointment is tomorrow and then we can start opening up. I put in a feliway diffuser (helps? who knows?) and ordered some Bach Rescue Remedy. Our idea is to put a big crate in her room and put the kitten in the crate and then let the others in to look around, and then go from there, maybe let him be in the crate overnight and let Lily be in there as she normally would. Any other thoughts appreciated. We hope to have all the litter boxes in the basement, and feed them all together in the kitchen, but I recognize that might not be possible. –Caroline
GD suggested in yesterday’s comments that you move the new guy into an empty room or bathroom so that the 9 year old cat can have her space back, and I agree. I think it would be easier to make a certain space “his”, and then introduce him from that space.
Anyone else have suggestions/ ideas? I’d love to hear ’em!
2015: Wordless Wahhhhdnesday.
2014: One of the cats in this picture is going home tonight!
2013: “Nothin’ stop Jon Snow. I go where I WANTS.”
2012: No entry.
2011: “Y’all can keep partying, but I’m going to bed. It’s exhausting, being this cute.”
2010: Without BolitarZilla around to hiss and smack at them, I think they’ll be okay.
2009: “GIVE me that camera!”
2008: Laundress Kitteh despairs at the task before her.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: I guess they haven’t spent enough time in carriers to know that they’re supposed to be scared of them.