|Purred: Sun Sep 2, '12 8:17am PST |
|I recently rescued 2! 10 week old strays. I kept them in a dog crate until they saw the vet and were de-parasited and pronounced FELV/FIV negative bc I have an 8 year old cat at home. After a day or so, the 8 year old would rub on the crate and sniff the kittens, so I started giving them supervised free time. Overall, it is going great. The 8 year old will be in the same room as them and acts relaxed. If a kitten jumps too close to her or startles her, they are "rewarded" with a hiss and a tap on the nose but she isn't hurting them. However, last night, she started doing this thing where she runs toward them at full speed, then lays down on her side. They get close to her and she will show off some "ninja" moves and then lay back down on her side. I am not sure if she is trying to intimidate them with her ninja antics or if it is her way of playing with them? She isn't flicking her tail, growling, or flattening her ears so it doesn't seem worrisome to me.
On a funny note, she will gather up the toys and lay flat on them. She doesn't want to play with them but she doesn't want the kittens to touch them either!
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