|Purred: Sun Jun 16, '13 8:06am PST |
So I've done a bunch of reading up on this already, but I really just have one thing that I could use some advice on. But a bit of background first...
My fiance and I adopted our first cat together (my first cat EVER) back in October, from a local shelter. His name is Monti and I'm pretty sure he's the most perfect cat in the world, but anywho. He's about two years old now. Super chill most of the time, very friendly, not scared of strangers or anything. The only thing that makes him run and hide is the vacuum.
A couple weeks ago, my fiance and I went to the local farm to pick strawberries and found out that they have NINE barn cats there of varying ages (but they're all the same colors, so I'm guessing it's one main set of parents). I'm not sure how old the kittens there are, but we asked one of the owners and she said that they are up for adoption if we wanted one. Needless to say my fiance kind of fell in love.
So, I just got the OK from our landlord for us to get the second cat. My big concern in this: I KNOW the best way to introduce a new cat/kitten is to separate it from the resident cat at first, but the only rooms that we can cut off are the bathroom and the bedroom. I'd really rather not have a litterbox set up in either, and I'm afraid the new kitten would climb up the shower curtain/hide underneath the bed and poop there or something. The apartment is plenty spacious for both of them, it's just the introduction I'm worried about. I'm afraid I'll have to just let the new kitty explore right off the bat and who knows how it will get along with Monti. Any advice?
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