July 8th 2011 11:58 pm
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I love play time but lately I am scared to come downstairs and play, when I do come down, I RUN past that bathroom door even though it is closed. I think "something" is in there and it scares me. I try to play but I keep my eye on that door and then I finally give up and RUN back upstairs when mom comes up after me I am right at the top of the stairs, watching and waiting. The word around here is that
moma ivey is here and that she will live with us. Well I don't think I member her but I do think there is an un known cat in my house....ummm if she is my fur mom wonder why I am scared? I cannot visit her yet cause she is getting well, but my dad really wants to see how I like having her here, so tonight he picked me up and showed me what is in that room, I saw her, and I scrambled down and outta there! Wonder if I am scared of being replaced? (sad sigh)Cats don't like change, I hope this is good for all of us...
tiny mighty moe out.
You're not gonna be replaced Moe - hope things do work out ok!
It will be ok. All cats feel threatened and nervous around a new 'sumcat' and Momma Ivey is a new cat, even if she is your fur mom.
Working stuff out can take quite awhile, as everyone in the house finds their own place again. It can be challenging, but we have done it so many times...I started out with just Ruffy and now have Ruffy Smokie and Princess out here with me.
You're young, and Ivey is a nice cat, who's ahd a tough time. Things will work out. (and we live in just one room together-Natalie has the other.)
Just take it slow and easy. The more times you pass that door and nothing happens the better you will feel. It can work out, it did at our house too, but it can take time. Many purrs, Skylar
I'm sure in time you will like having her around. Just give it some time. Your parents still love you.
I get scared of change big time Moe, don't worry about it. Things will work out. You just have to take it one day at a time and don't be worried when it doesn't work out right away. For me, I take 48 hours to be unafraid of everything! New carpet, rearranged furniture, stranger in the house, new kitty, I need AT LEAST 48 hours of constant contact before I realize it isn't going to hurt me! I'm funny like that!
Like the others say, new cats are scary. We cats are all about smell. Once new Moma Ivey starts smelling like everyone else in the household it'll be easier. It just takes time for her to lose that strange-cat smell. Your Mom can help you if she takes an item that has Moma Ivey's smell and places it where you hang out. That way you can get used to what she smells like. It can take several months for you all to get used to each other. Your people just have to stay calm and encouraging.
Thanks everfurryone for your encouraging words, mom and dad keep telling me it's ok but.....well they been through this before when the introduced boo and little boy to each other, then again when the four of us kitties met with boo and little boy but I was little and so not really furry scared of the big cats IDK why but we all got along well from the very start,us kitties grew up with boo and little boy so it was a little easier, and they were both pretty cool about new kitties. Mom said boo and little boy took longer to get to know each other than all four of us with those two. Dad thinks it will go well.
Yes, sometimes kitties just hit it off. Timo and I were sitting next to each other looking out the window by day three. Mom thinks I was ready to have a cat companion. I was tired of just living with her, MOL. I still hissed at him once in a while but the chemistry between us was just right.