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Re: Off topic... cat introduction


But what about "common" rooms (those you cannot shut off with doors)?  
Do you keep the newcomer in a crate?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Nov 21, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Theresa W wrote:

> 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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