August 9th 2011 9:58 pm
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That is what I think! I am tired of the tension in this house cause of that Moma Ivey cat! We cannot even enjoy play time cause Callie is busy looking to beat up the moma cat, and that cat is in lalal land just happy to play until she gets crazy and then goes chassing one of us and you never know when she will get wired! Tiny is working hard not to be afraid and little boy, boo and I have all just moved outside to the little outdoor enclosure we only come in for a little while to cool off and then by our choice we are back out there where that Ivey cat never goes :( We are trying hard to be patient but mom as not liking the way everycat seems to be so tense. (sad sigh) maybe we just need even more time, hoping it was not a mistake to bring that cat here. Moma loves her and she seems so happy. Moma thinks she is still chasing us cause she wants to get her bluff in on us to let us know not to mess with her. I only ever tired to be friendly I never was mad with her or anything. Playtime used to be my favorite time now not so much.....looking forward to more peaceful days here.
Purring for things to get better over there. We know there are cats that come in our clinic once in a while that we just don't like. Luckily they never stick around but we understand that it can be tough. We hope that things will all work out.
Patience Tiny Mighty Moe. Patience.
When the BUB came here, we all hated her. Hated her.
Well, we still do. But in the words of a cat behaviorist friend 'their world is a constant shifting of dominance and submission. It's not like dogs, it changes daily.'
We're all about showing each other who's 'boss'. Now me, I'm a submissive cat (hard to believe, I know) except when it comes to food. Then it's Katy bar the door! In daddy's words 'don't get in the way of Ruffy's groceries'.
That said, there is tension...and it's enough to really get you right?
Stuff mommy and daddy did here:
1)Feliway plug in going all the time. It's supposed to calm us down.
2) Composure treats. You can buy them from your vet or online. They also have a liquid. Cats are supposed to love it. Please note we didn't.
3) Everyone got rescue remedy. We still do when mommy remembers.
Old socks stuffed with valarian root. The valarian root smells like dirty socks to humans, but to us, its a calming herb and we love it and lick it like it's candy-Natalie loves her 'stinky sock' as daddy calls it.
Moe, transitioning a new kitty in is never easy....we're here for you, Bud. Hang in there.
It took us a year and a half, Moe, until there was peace in the house again. We used Feliway, both the plug in and the spray, Mom added Rescue Remedy to the water.
Mom also made sure that we took turns getting locked in each others' rooms at different times in order to spread our scents around. For the same reason, Mom would rub me down with her hands and then rub her hands over Samsara and Marrakech's heads. She'd also rub them down and do the same thing to me. The quicker we accept the scents as our own, the quicker integration will happen.
We thought it would never happen for us either. And, little by little, it did! But it took us a long, long time.
We're with you Buddy.
There's some great advice here. Does Callie really go looking for a fight? Wow! I had no idea she had that in her.
We've missed you guys.
Hi BFF! Good to see ya. Let me say I don't really go looking to fight her but I keep my eye on that crazy lady cause I will not allow her to chase me and I am kinda tired of seeing her do it to the others. Moma thinks I might have always been Alpha cat but never had to prove it and now I do. I have always mothered and kept by siblings in line and everynow and again I have to smacky paw boo to be sure she knows I can but little boy I love him and have since I met him when I was a kitten. You are so right there is excellent advice here.
Thanks evefurone, Orange Ruffy my buddy you are so right mom uses the rescue remedy but we might need the Feliway plug in and spray mom used to use that when boo and little boy first met it seemed like he hated her too, now they are almost always together. The composure treats are new to us mom did not find them but she was looking in the pet store and the rx catalog from the rescue center, now we will get on line like we should have done. The valarian root is new to us too. Thanks for your help.
Colette Sidonie-Samantha, my friend wow a year and 1/2 well all in good time it all worked out I never get scared--ok but I can always fake it like I ain't scared but I cannot even fake it with this cat. We are going to work more on us cats getting into her room we been in there a few times even with her and it is ok then the next time she just goes off! Mom has been loving on her a lot and then loving us and she let her use our blankie then gave it back, you know mom keeps saying we will be ok and it will get better and I try not to be worried.
Thanks for your help.