I've been putting off the needed reintroduction between my cats Clarkie and Jack for quite awhile now, and no! things have not gotten better on their own.
So now I'm trying to decide between two areas for Clarkie (the aggressor) to live on his own and cool down for awhile: the basement or a smallish spare bedroom. Each seems to me to have positive and negative aspects; maybe you can help me decide which would be better. I have a feeling this reintroduction may be quite time-consuming.
Positive aspects=very large; he likes to hang out down there; it would be more fun for *me* to spend time with him down there.
Negative aspects=three other cats would have to share the upstairs, thus decreasing their territory significantly; basement has no windows for him to look out; gets a little chilly in winter.
Could be Positive or Negative: not much of a space underneath the door for him to interact with the other cats; pretty secluded from the overall doings of the household.
Positive aspects=Has windows; he likes to hang out in there; other three cats would have a better amount of territory to share.
Negative aspects=Quite small; *I'll* get bored being in there
Could be Positive or Negative: large space under door for cat footsie; more of a feel of being "in the thick of things" in the household.
Any opinions?? THANKS!