Since I wrote this post more than two and a half years ago, Frankie has integrated into our family pretty well, although there are still fights, I think that is normal in every multi-cat household.
It has been more than three weeks since we adopted Frankie and while things are somewhat better now, there are still problems to overcome. This is new to us. We have had many cats over the years but never so many problems with fighting.
At first it seemed like Chris was to blame. It surprised us because Chris did not act that way when we introduced Puck. He seemed happy to have someone to play with. The two of them “fought” all the time but it was mostly play. There was very little growling and hissing. I suppose it also helped that Puck learned to be subservient when necessary.
When Frankie and Chris are together, there is usually growling, hissing and, for lack of a better word, screaming. There is also fighting. Not play fighting but mortal combat. Yesterday I had to break up a fight when Chris pursued and…
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I think it’s always a bit tough on EVERYONE when there’s a “new kid in town”. But time seems to do the trick….and patience!
Yes, they have slowly improved.
Yep, it can be tough when a newcomer is brought home. That’s why it’s always smart to make introductions slowly. We’re glad things have worked out with your gang.
We have never been good with the slow intros.
it’s not easy to be the new kid… neither for the kid nor for the “older kids”…. seems on that front the time can help … and lots of looooooove :o)
True. They all need their share of attention.
guyz….me & me sisturr daiz haz lived with each thru thik N thin for like 13 pluz yeerz…N we can
go dayz with out a fite………then sud den lee……BAM……♥♥♥
All families have their drama.
Sometimes the settling in process is rougher than other times.
So true. This didn’t happen with Puck.