Re: How easy is it to go from a 1 to 2 cat household?
I have found that intro-ing kittens to adult cats usually go the smoothest. This is because the kitten has not met with much resistance in its' short life, everybody loves them, and they don't *understand* what the hissy adult is telling them so they just keep on trying to get them to play: Hey! A cat! You wanna play? *hiss* Oh, not right now? *hiss* How about now? *hiss* Hmmm, how about if I turn around and show you my left side, NOW do you wanna play? *hiss* How about now? *hiss* I'll run to the couch and run back, wanna play now? *hiss* How about now, is now good?
...they keep bombarding the adult cat and eventually the cat just gives in and says 'whatever', then they learn how to have fun together.
BUT, you really need to have a kitty that doesn't CARE about the other cat following and hissing at it everytime it turns around.
Let me go see if I can find a recent video someone posted about their adult cat meeting a kitten for the first time and (IMO) the intro was going VERY WELL.