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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do you think this is mean?

Well it looks like I'm baby sitting my friend's cat for 1 day and oh boy did my own two cats go crazy when we had my friend's cat over. They started hissing and there was a stand off between this cat and my female cat Phoebe. She even hissed at My husband and I, apparently she's an only cat. Afraid that the cats would get into fights during the night we put her in the bathroom with some food and water and leave her in there until my friend comes to pick her up. Of course we go in there to check on her to make sure she's ok but she still hisses and we're like " ok you're staying in there then: LOL My other two cats are not happy at all so there's no way I can let her out in fear of cat fights. I feel bad for locking up this cat in the bathroom though, do you think it's mean for me to do this ? or should we find another option to make all 3 cats feel comfortable?. Well it's looks like I won't be getting another kitten then considering how these two behave especially Phoebe
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 09:11 AM
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No, it's not mean to put the cat in the bathroom.

It's alot to expect cats to get along all of sudden. Your cats view the visitor as an intruder, and your friend's cat is probably really scared. Putting strange cats together with no introduction is not a good idea.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 09:26 AM
 
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It is not mean to place a new cat in isolation, it is a very smart thing to do.

I have this pregnant kitten that keeps visiting every now and then, and she gets fed here because she isn't getting fed anywhere else. And at first we had to isolate her from the other cats, but now she is getting along with them much better and they with her. I assume they are used to her coming and going now.

Adding a new cat or kitten can be a shock to your exsisting cats because they feel that their territory has been invaded. It can take some time for acceptance but it is always well worth the effort.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 09:29 AM
 
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Isolating the cat is fine as long as she has food and water, there should be no problem just keep checking on her, it is only natural for you cats to want to "defend" their terrotory
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well all is well, the cat was actually being nice to me and let me pick her up and pet her! she purred too!. But anyhow, remember in some other thread when someone meantioned how people would always comment insulting stuff too their cats and how you all wondered how anyone that visit our house could say such a thing?. Well I exprience that today!, luckly this so called friend isn't really a close friend of ours just someone we talk casually with, well she finally saw Phoebe ( she's a torti/tabby mix), she was creeping low to the ground checking out this "strange" cat, and this person had the nerve to say " that is one evil ugly looking cat". My husband was the first to say " don't talke like that about my baby". We handed this oh so kind woman's cat back to her and showed her the door, the nerve of her!!
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