Friday, December 16, 2016

Three kitties in the kitchen!

We let Lucy explore the first floor of the house. She is enjoying being out and exploring, but is confrontational, and that's upsetting the other cats. I realize she had to defend herself outside, and I hope in time Lucy will relax. Any advice or tips is appreciated.

Three of the cats were in the kitchen recently.



Sadie and Benny: We're not sure about you. We're keeping our eyes open.

12 comments:

The Rosie Bee said...

I've loved all your kitties and their coats, but it's so fun to see this bright orange in the group! :-)

Random Felines said...

best advice - go slow and make everything fun or to their advantage. good toys or high value treats so that everyone starts seeing the other cats as a good thing

amyjtoo said...

I do think the 'eyes open' caption seems correct. :-)

amyjtoo said...

Have you tried the swap spaces step? e.g., let Lucy explore downstairs while the others explore her area upstairs?

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

lots and lots of food.. make sure she is full and has extra left over in her room before letting her explore. rescue remedy might take some tension off everyone.. and a lot of distraction.. I like ping pong balls, but belled balls are a bit louder if need be.

dezizworld.com said...

Aaaaaaaaaw Dat's pawsum. Together play with like da wand toys are always a good thing. Altho' be ready fur a few nasty hisses when a kitty gets jumped on inadvertantly when another is focused on gettin' da prey. Don't stop da play, just be aware. Also, treat feedin' at da same time is good. And of course lots of purrayers. We're sendin' 'em. big hugs to all.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

Agree with Random Felines. Take it slow...and keep everything as positive as possible. Toys and treats are good. If any of the cats seem to be getting confrontational, distract the offending cat with a toy or something else.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Random Felines and Tails From the Foster Kittens have awesome advice - no wonder, since they have fosters coming through their doors all the time!

Angel and Kirby said...

Slow and steady. It will get there

Eileen said...

It all sounds like great advice, not surprising where it comes from. I might also suggest taking a blanket or towel that one or both of the other cats have slept on or uses and putting it in Lucy's space when she is on her own. It will allow her to get used to the smell of the other cats and perhaps she'll be less jumpy.

My Saku is the last one I introduced to the house (of six at one point) and the others have never gotten close to him. Of course he's a bit of a brat and brings some of it on himself. But they tolerate each other.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

As long as they are not fighting :)

Eastside Cats said...

It's great that you've gotten to the introduction phase! Play, play, PLAY, so they don't lock eyes and get all territorial. That swapping spaces thing is a good idea too, to slowly mingle their scents. You'll do fine; there is no perfect way to introduce and you trust your gut instinct!

Lucy is a good nurse

My surgery went as expected and I'm doing ok. Lucy has been on nurse duty and is taking the job very seriously.