New Poster - 2 Cat Family
My main reason for joining this forum is because we just added a second cat to our household.
Ketto is our 2.5 year old female. She was rescued from the Humane Society and is a very loving cat. She's a lapcat and loves to be held. She's always around my boyfriend and i when we're home and just loves attention. She's also quite timid though - we go away for the weekend fairly often and she gets pretty stressed and usually doesn't come out while the house-sitter is here (despite knowing them and being fine with them when we're home). She often doesn't eat much when we go away.
We decided to add a second cat because we wanted one, and also because we hoped it would help Ketto become less stressed.
Oona is our new cat and we've had her since last Friday, the 21st. She's a 7 month old female and is kittenish enough that she's not territorial at all. We were careful to get a similar personality type to Ketto, so Oona also loves to be held and cuddled but is also very playful and rather clingy.
Right now, Oona lives in our bedroom and Ketto lives in the rest of the house. The integration is going fairly well, and I also plan to make a separate topic in a few days about how it's been going - I've been journalling the experience daily and I read article after article about gradual introductions so it's actually gone fairly smooth.
Looking forward to continuing to explore the forum!