|Purred: Mon May 26, '14 9:14pm PST |
|This may be pretty long so thank you in advance for getting as far as you do!
First off some background on the cats:
First cat in the house, Haiiro; Russian Blue Mix, male, long and slender weighing about 11(?) pounds. He has been with us for a year now. add him since kitten stage so that puts him a little over a year old. He's energetic and playful. Little rough but he has gotten better now with behavior training going on more. Especially now since he has a brother but we'll get to that.
Second cat in the house, Fifa; Lynx Point Siamese, female, stocky weighing about 12(?) pounds. She has been with us for slightly less than a year. She came to us about 6 years old. She has gone through quite a big change since her past owner was an army woman who brought her everywhere she went. Literally, I have papers for 3 years of Italy vet records on this cat. Now living with a man and another cat, paper's seemed to show she was always an only cat, she has made quite a big adjustment already. She is tolerant of Haiiro and has done well to teach him when she's had enough.
Now the new guy, Boone; Maine Coon Mix, male, big and long weighing about 16(?) pounds. He has been here for 1 week as of writing this. He himself is also slightly over a year old. The main purpose for his home here, aside from finding him a permanent residence after three other home situations not working before this, was to be a brother for Haiiro that can keep up with him. His temperament close matches that of Haiiro's only he has a lot more chill time. Only reason for other home situations not working out all seemed to just be that he was too big and energetic for they're older cats.
SO on to the meat of the situation. Boone has come into the house, might I add after a 1 hour car ride that he was absolutely wonderful on. Poor guy has been moved around so much it seems almost second nature. He has a room all to himself, all the amenities of a normal cat home, prepared. Got baby gates for introductions, all that jazz. So day 2 comes along. Haiiro and Boone are batting at each other under the door. Making very adorable sounds. And sure enough I pop a gate up curious to the reaction. I can not lie that what I saw these two do would make anyone, who did not know they weren't, ask if they were brothers. They are the best of buds right off the start! Which is great because that's one of the biggest goals was for there to be a playmate for Haiiro. Now the "troubled" cats turn in this. Fifa is well aware of the new guy. She has seen him through the gates when we've had them up. Reaction as to be expected growl and a hiss then she either sits and watches to let out a few more hisses or just walks away from there. Our may concern is it has changed her attitude quite a bit. It only after Boone "not existing" for a bit she goes back to her normal we've known. But, anytime he comes up again she gets snippy and agitated with everyone. Haiiro has seen the most of it since he smells the most like Boone with the amount of interaction they want. I can't really think of too much more to say so I'll leave some questions I'd like answers to hoping this information is enough to suffice.
Is it possible that some cats can just never get along?
(I know one week is not enough time to tell in most cases I just wanted to know)
Is Haiiro's frequent interaction with Boone a bad thing?
(We saw it as a good way to get Fifa to accept him through Haiiro carrying his smell.)
Is there any way to calm and hinder the attitude Fifa develops after an encounter with Boone?
(There is a calming diffuser we use for after plus praising and treats when she is not hissy or mean)
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