Back in June of 2013 I adopted a kitten named Oreo. I took her home to my 10 year old cat Allie and renamed her Penny (Penelope Gladys when she’s in trouble). I did what was recommended for introducing a new cat into the household. I put Penny in my spare bedroom and closed the door so Allie could get used to her smell. Then I switched them. Unfortunately, after the separation time was over and I opened the doors and let them run around the house Allie was not pleased. Allie and I have been through a lot and she is my saving grace. So I thought, what will I do if Allie continues to hiss at Penny and just hates her? But I stuck it out. Allie began to spiral into depression and it made me really sad. It had been about 6 weeks and when I said, “This is it! I can’t do this to Allie. I have to either find another home for Penny or bring her back to POA.” A friend suggested I wait another month. I was hesitant because I didn’t want Allie’s health to deteriorate or resent me even more, but I did. Then one day, Allie was laying on my ottoman and Penny jumped up next to her. I waited for the hissing but it didn’t happen. Penny smelled Allie and Allie smelled Penny and then Allie licked Penny and turn her head and went to sleep. I thought, “is this enough, or just an isolated incident?” Well they continued to show each other affection. They still fight, but it’s play fighting. I’m so happy I didn’t give up on them. I love them both so much!
Mak and Bix are doing what cats do- – – -taking over both home and heart. Bix remains very cautious, but I’ve managed to touch him on a few occasions. Tried to pick him up once, which was a mistake. Otherwise, he plays, runs around like a kitten and loves the enclosed deck, where the more feral side of him seems to kick in. Mak is doing well and sooo patient with Bix. I’m happy for Bix’s sake that Mak is who he is!
Patch is doing well, though. He seems very comfortable. He has been using his litterbox, eating, following me around the house and chattering a lot. He asks to be pet and likes to sit with me on the couch. He will get on my bed but not consistently yet, which is fine. He still startles easily with sudden movements, but much less so than before. I think he’s happy. My boyfriend was over on Patch’s first night, and when we sat on the floor Parch even let him touch him. He has never had a pet, so I think he was unsure how to act at first but they seem to have gotten off on the right foot. 🙂
“Callie & Summer” taken the first hour she was at our house This is Pete, my family and I adopted the Calico Joy (since renamed Callie to avoid confusion with my wife also named Joy). I wanted to let you know Callie is doing great – she has been very comfortable from the minute she got here. “Callie & Summer” was taken the first hour she was at our house! She is very frisky and likes to jump up on counters and tables, and loves to play. She has slept on our and our daughter’s beds a few times already as well. She is awesome with our daughter, and doesn’t seem to mind even when our daughter is very loud.
Boys relaxing in bed The boys are well and doing fine. They are comfortable and Taji has a favorite toy he carries around then lays on to make sure it doesn’t get away. LOL Thai loves to be brushed and is a purr head lovey dovey. Taji and his toy
He is doing so wonderful. He adjusted perfectly and has his own little closet home…he must be transitioning from his old home. But he roams the house and has been eating well. He is very cuddly and headbutts us when he wants some attention
Lela has adapted very well to her new home. She’s eating and using her litter box normally. She loves her new perch and she gives us tons of love and affection as we do for her too. We’ve introduced her to our family gradually and she’s shared the same affection with them and has won their hearts over as well.
Coal is one happy boy and adapting well. He has his own room (for now) and is no longer hiding. He jumps up on his kitty tower when we come in so he can have 360 degree petting. He is a sweet little boy and doing very well. He hasn’t met his brother yet but will when he’s had more time to get used to his new home.
Aayla is doing amazing! She has come out of her shell and loves her new brother Anakin. I got Aayla on a Saturday and by Monday evening she was amazed at her new home and family, especially her brother. They play all night and all day chasing the squirrels and deer that visit the yard. Since the birds are coming back and we have feeders Aayla chases them throughout the different levels of the house. She extremely smart and learns many tricks from her brother. They sleep and cuddle together and occasionally you may find one without the other. Even though they are 11 years apart in age they are great fit for each other.
Hi, We adopted Alayna from you about a year and a half ago and I wanted to write you a note to let you know how happy we are with her. She is the sweetest cat. She loves to snuggle up next to us. She also is very playful. Her favorite games are being chased all over the house and chasing bell balls. You must have had to trim her fur, because it has grown out a lot from when we picked her up and she now almost has a mane like a lion. I have attached a couple photos so you can see how she is doing. Thanks again!