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Re: Off topic... cat introduction


did you try Bach's Rescue Remedy which seems to calm them down?  It's a
distillation of herb & flower essense and you just put a few drops in their
water dishes.  When I started doing that with Little Bit she finally came
out of hiding.

On 11/21/07, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
wrote:
>
> Our cats are coming to terms with our two kittens finally. There is
> still some hissing and spitting going on but the oldest one doesn't have
> too many problems with them - I suspect it's because she likes food so
> much she won't avoid them at chow time. The orange kitty still isn't
> terribly happy about the whole thing but she's calmed down some. I think
> the kitty pheromone stuff has helped a little but it wasn't a miracle
> cure. Adding a third litter box and making sure they're clean has really
> helped (but not 100% cured) our problem with that. If it weren't for
> orange kitty I think it would be much easier.
> The kittens have their appointment for spaying next week, hope that goes
> well. Almost 5 months old and they are still insane. Any door opened,
> even the dishwasher, has a kitten trying to get to the other side. They
> insist on trying to sit on our shoulders, they are certain every paper
> product is meant to be shredded, and despite continual attacks with the
> spray bottle they just KNOW that one day we're going to let them eat off
> our dinner plates. And of course, they're very cute.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Theresa W
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:56 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off topic... cat introduction
>
> Well, my newest edition is really settled in.  She does sleep in the
> bathroom though- so that the other cats and I all get some sleep.  I've
> done the thing where you put the new cat in a separate room from the
> others, and then change that room everyday.  This way the whole house
> smells like the new cat, before any of the existing cats ever see the
> new one.  Supposed to make the new comer less threatening since they
> don't smell new anymore by the time they are face-to-face.  I do think
> this works the best from my experience.  With my kitten I just didn't
> have time or will-power to do this, so we just let everyone have to deal
>
> with this.  Which after a week or so, worked out too.  Helps that this
> was a kitten though.
>
> Theresa
>
> Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> > I hope that that "number" is three!
> >
> > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >
> > On Nov 20, 2007, at 7:19 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> >
> >> I have consistently found that, after a certain number, it doesn't
> >> really matter who or what gets introduced.  Mine have ceased to
> >> notice. :o)  When I snatched up little Angus McTabby this fall and
> >> brought him into the house. He just walked around introducing
> >> himself to everybody before settling down with Otis.
> >> zem
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter"
> >> <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:07 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Off topic... cat introduction
> >>
> >>
> >>> My niece and her husband are moving back east, and asked if we
> wanted
> >>> to adopt their cat. Moe is an adult, and very friendly. DH would
> >>> really like to, but we already have three, ages 10 to 2. All
> previous
> >>> introductions were kittens. Any hints on integrating adult cats in a
> >>> household? We will also be gone each month (for varying time frames)
> >>> Jan - Mar, so there will be times we will not be there to mediate.
> >>> Now, off to Colorado Springs to share the holiday with two or our
> >>> daughters. Happy Thanksgiving all!
> >>>
> >>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >>>
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Kemp TX
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