Monday, February 06, 2012

Monday with Baby Cat & KC

Baby loves Smokey StarChaser.
And of course, she played all night long.
She and I have a vet appointment with the wonderful 
Dr. Kathleen Smith at 4 p.m. 
Hopefully Baby will pass her tests and have full run of the house.
Now I am getting worried about how the big cats will react.
The last time I introduced new cats, they were teeny babies.
And there were only two adults, both females.
Any suggestions or tips?
~Mom ML
Pee Ess: I was just looking at her, she seems to have lost a lot of weight. She is much thinner than when I first brought her into the house. She has a fairly good appetite, but isn't like my other cats, who tromple over me, other cats, anything to get to their food. Baby ignores the food until she has been hugged and kissed and petted for a while. 

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3 PM:
I am getting ready to leave for the vet and am very nervous.
Please, send Baby Cat lots of purrs, grrrrs, woofs and purrayers that she is okay.
Will post as soon as we get home.
~Mom ML

23 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Some will tell you to take it slow. I have always just introduced the new furbling but watched them closely!

Prancer Pie said...

If you can be at home, round the clock, we say go fur it. If not, very slowly. We are so glad we did over a weekend, so that we found out immediately that Precious was gonna be aggressive to Princeton. Good luck! We'll be purrin fur ya! xoxo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Always slowly! Let them smell each other first before really taking over each other's territory. Good luck!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Sniffies through the door help, open the door about an inch and dont let them push or pull it any further, they can see and sniff that way for an introduction.
Hopefully everyone just accepts her. They have to know she's there, even with a closed door, if they're not acting up, then it may not be a problem at all, that's what we are hoping/purring for you!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We hope everything goes well at the vet. There were a few "hissies" with Truffle when Brulee came home, but they were only 11 weeks apart. We hope the introduction go well.

The Cat From Hell said...

We always let them get together several times a day and always watched to see if anybody needed a time out. As soon as anybody got agressive it was over. before we knew it, there were no doors.
Even though Kozmo and Nellie astill not best of friends (Nellie really is a Cat From Hell and she is 13 years iolder than Kozmo)they respect each others space. We rarely have any altercations.
Good Luck
Nellie's Mom

Bengal Business said...

I know that you have to let them snif eachother trough the door, if they react intrested and not angry you can put the door open a little bit. When there noses touch and still noting mean happend you can open the door. I learned that from the breeder of Lars and Odin.
Good Luck!

xoxo Momzz

Sparkle said...

It sounds like you are getting some good suggestions here. I think slow is good, but in the end it's like getting a roommate randomly picked out from the Freecycle - some may turn out to be your best friend, with others you just prefer having parallel lives.

Dog Fence said...

.,Just take it slow.,that's all I can say,..take it slow to be safe...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We hope the introductions go well ~ we hissed at each other at first but mom kept a close eye on us, and now we love being bruvvers. xx

Anonymous said...

It's a new environment, new sounds, new smells, new food and alot of uncertainty. Give Everyone time to adjust and see what the vet says!
Marian in Houston

The Paw Relations said...

We hope that Baby passes all of her tests!

Repositório said...

Kisses and a great week!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Do your alpha cats have a certain "area" that they rule? Mine do. If so, make sure to introduce them in a neutral area. For instance, Cocoa rules the area in front of the patio door. If I brought any new cat into his zone first, there would be serious issues. I'd have to introduce them elsewhere. Same with Grr and Kelly's room. Also, Baby Cat looks just like Rascal, as far as build. Rascal is just high energy and not much body fat. Compared to his sister, he looks like he has an eating disorder. Hope Baby passes all her tests!

Marg said...

Sure hope that Baby Cat passes all her tests. I agree with everyone else, that to do the introductions very slowly. Let her come out of her room but leave it there for her safe place. Another thing you can do is play with the other cats with a toy.That might help.
Keep us updated.

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Sweet Baby Cat you are just so cute!!! We hope you check out just fine at the vet and you fit right in with your new family. Wishing you all the best. Hugs and nose kisses

Ginger Jasper said...

I have everything crossed both for the vet appointment and for the happy meeting of all cats.. Hope all will be well.. Hugs GJ xx

Mariodacat said...

That Baby is adorable. Afraid I'm no help with your questions. It's been a long long long time since I've had a cute kitten around.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Such a sweetie!!! Love her blue eyes!!! Let me know what Dr. Smith says about her.

I think that she looks like a "Nora"!

Love you!!!

Deb

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for Babycat to get a good report at the vet. We hope the introductions go well too.

meowmeowmans said...

Big, big purrs and prayers! We sure hope the vet visit went well.

As for the introductions, just take it slow, and let them smell each other through the door first (and then maybe a baby gate for awhile...).

Hugs!

The Island Cats said...

We hope all went well for Baby Cat at the vet. Take it slow with the intros. All cats are a little different so you never know how long it might take. Play with them together...feed them together...always positive things together. Good luck!!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We are purring for Baby Cat. And hope that introductions will go well.