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  •  Today was full day 1. (9+ / 0-)

    This morning my 5 year old woke me at 7:30 to remind that we never took him out of the downstairs bathroom last night and it was time to meet the cat in broad daylight.

    As a result, we discovered there are 17 bouncy balls underneath and behind the kitchen stove. I know thins because Radar was able to enter beneath the stove but not exit.

    He loves me. He nurses my neck and rolls over on his back to rub his tummy and kneads. But when I take him out into the house holding him he has a low level shake. He's very unsure, but he wants to be sure. He's gonna be fine.

    Our existing adult cat is extremely offended. That fight hasn't happened yet, but oh will it happen when it does.

    She really didn't like turning the corner and finding him in her litter box. Not using it, mind you, just sitting in there. Brass balls he has, this feline. Brass balls.

    •  They will find their way (9+ / 0-)

      You are doing this right.

      •  They will. (8+ / 0-)

        I expect they will be friends.

        In the past when new cats came online she just had to deal. This time, he's been in the bathroom, which we turned into what the kids are calling the Radar Room. It's a lair with a basket and blankets and food and a letterbox, etc. It's a safe space. Sirius the Offended? She just keeps walking by and looking at the door. She has stopped complaining and now seems more curious, like she keeps expecting me to place her in there and I just swish her away and close the door.

        Pretty sure sometime next month I'll walk in to them curled up asleep, and to him riding her like a horse around the kitchen while raking his hind legs.

    •  Be lucky it's Serial and not Geoffy in your house. (6+ / 0-)

      Talk about being "extremely offended" by other animals in the house!

      When I go to Dad's, I have to take him right up to the guest room in his carrier and there he stays until I let him out the front door with both doors at the end of the hall closed tight so that he doesn't come in contact with Max or the Bomber or god forbid, the Aussie.

      As long as I have Geoff, I can't have another animal in the house.

      Sirius, however, I think will adapt. She adapted to my beloved Popeye, that scrappy little shit, she'll make friends with Radar.

      But I agree, there WILL be a fight, probably more than one. She's a small cat, but powerful and muscular (or at least was when she was younger) so perhaps keeping them separate until Radar is a bit bigger might not be a bad idea.

      Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

      by commonmass on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 08:07:53 PM PST

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      •  Popeye kicked her ass and then they fell in love. (5+ / 0-)

        He was a beast, that seal point. I miss that cat. i was pissed when he never came back out of the Bastrop pines.

        I think there will be one real fight. Radar is very curious when he sees her, and he's used to other cats as a family so he wants the contact. Like when he went to sit in her litter box, he looked like he was basking is the scent of another cat (literally).

        Sirius will be fine, and she won't fight to kill she will fight to dominate and also to let everyone know she will be dragged kicking and screaming into contact with other cats, then it will be fine.

        In other news, I found my Mitt Romney bouncy ball again. It was under the stove.

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