posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 12:38 AM
A little over one year ago I recieved a call from my parents telling me they are finally going to sell their home, buy a motor home and travel.
Although I was excited for them, I knew what was coming next. They no longer were going to be able to take care of my child hood cat that I had left
I never wanted to take her from her own familiar neighborhood, and I knew if she lived with me she would never be a free outside cat again. I also
have rescued 3 cats over the years of being out of the house. While I do miss her I wasn't happy about moving her across the country to live in my
already pretty full house hold.
I took her in anyways because I knew if there were anyone that could show her the love she deserves, it's me and my family. What I didn't take into
consideration was how my other cats would react to her arrival. I thought that it would be tough but I didnt realize how long this would last. I
imagined that after she had been here for awhile my other females that are a few years younger than her would at least just leave her alone, but that
hasnt been the case at all.
I watched alot of videos before she got here about introducing her into our home. So I set her up in a guest room with all of her own things. I used a
few pet gates to make sure neither her or my other cats could really get at each other but could still see and smell one another. I followed all the
things I learned online but after a whole year I still have to keep them separate. Anytime I'm not watching them closely and I have them all out at
the same time, a huge fight breaks out. It has gotten to the point where she doesnt even want to come out anymore even if I have the others trapped on
the other side of my house by a door that divides both halves of the house.
I'm running out of ideas, my worst fear is to wake up one morning and have one of them missing an eye or even worse (dead). Does anyone here have
experience with this kind of thing? My cats have always slept with me and the wife, right now I rotate them throughout the week and I dont think any
of them deserve to be put away just so the other can sleep with us.
Never thought I'd use my ats for this kind of thing but I was looking through the forums and saw 'pets' and thought what the hay, I'll see what
Thanks ahead of time