A.K.A. introducing two tabby’s to one household, 5 year old Spud and 16 year old Esme.
So far this is the plan…
Set up a room for the new old cat with her own litter box, scratching pole, bed and food. She’s gotta be comfortable because she’s going to be spending a week at the "kitty spa" in this room.
Go to your local
cat drug supplier vet and spend an awful lot on feline facial pheromones.
We picked up "The Es" or "Es the Les" or "The Loaf" as she’s often referred to, from her nannas. Brought her into the house in her carrier and put her into the spare bedroom in her carrier. We let Spud "discover" her, have a sniff. Es wasn’t too pleased, little hissing which is fair enough. Spud was nowhere near as aggressive as I thought he might be.
We then got Spud out of the room, let Es out of her carrier, gave her some cuddles and then left her to it. She’s going to spend the week in this room. In the evenings we’re letting her out whilst we’re there to supervise. So far so good. Well The Es isn’t too pleased, lots of growling and hissing but no smacking. Spud’s hissed a bit but mainly I think he wants to play with her. He keeps charging her and then stopping just as he gets close. Cheeky bugger.
We’re doing a lot of rubbing them both and spreading each other’s cat stink on the other. So send us happy communal feline wishes. No pics yet, but I will. Es is very sweet and in extremely good nick for an old gal.