Hey guys, thanks for the help. I realize that I did introduce them too soon and have been doing better about keeping them separated. I give them there own time + time together with me. The only reason I sometimes put my guy in the bedroom as well is because that's where he is a lot so he's very territorial plus I want to give her a chance to explore. Lots of times when I go in the bedroom to retrieve him (its never for a long amount of time) he's on his favorite blanket making eyes with me as I walk in.
While she was a "rescue" the people who rescued her had her up to date on immunizations, spaying and even treated her for ear mites. They wanted to keep her but they have a 27 pound main-coon, 2 other cats inside, 4 outside cats, a dog, bird and a daughter in college lolllll! I say get rid of the others and keep her (joke). I'm glad that she made the decision to put her up for adoption. I also use Revolution on Jinx and will do so on her when its time. Ironically he has his routine checkup/immunizations in two weeks and I've scheduled Pia for a checkup next week. I wrote a separate post in error when I should have responded here... I've copied below ....
So its been a busy two days. I'm a wee bit sleep deprived due to the new kitten but its well worth it. I'm puzzled by Jinx's behavior. I have now started to separate them more throughout the day. I make sure to spend time with the other while one is in a room and then I alternate and spend time with the other. Separating seems to calm them both down. When I'm sitting down, I usually let them together for a while and there seems to be a lot of curiosity going on. Jinx is still lightly tapping her (no claws) however, he is also doing other things.
He's been batting his eyes at her, starring at her curiously, if she's somewhere, he'll lay down 2-3 feet away on his side with his front paws up making eyes. But if she tries to walk by, he jumps up--sometimes he swats her and chases her under the bed or other times he just follows her with his eyes. He'll run up on her like he's gonna hit her but he stops and wants to sniff and she hisses and then he either backs off or may hiss back. His behavior towards her almost seems that he is becoming more curious and wants to play? I'm curious to know your thoughts.
She has become more bold with him as well. This morning she kept pushing her ball over his way and running up to it even when it was right in his face. He looked baffled that she even tried it and hissed somewhat but didn't hit her or move. One other thing, for instance now I have Jinx in here in the office with me. I'm letting Pia get a run of her new home. Jinx is whining and begging to get out. And earlier when I had her in the bedroom by herself, he was outside of the bedroom whining--almost like he wanted to her to come out.
I know that it is a process and will take a while before they are BFF's but I do feel like they'll eventually be buds. They have improved greatly since Friday so there is some progress there. I have been making sure to rub them both at the same time and maybe alternate hands so that I put the other scent on each. I also have been given treats when they are both in the room and making sure to talk to them both and just show them love esp Jinx so that he is not threatened.
Update of the update: OMG, she just hopped up on him and laid down and batted her eyes, his eyes were big for a while then he started giving lovey dovey eyes and shook her and she fell into the crook of his paw. He's licking her head now and she's purring!
Last edited by kiesha; 08-19-2012 at 01:33 PM.