So over the last few weeks, we have been slowly introducing Sheba and Doogie. Things were going ok. They would eat at the door (with it cracked) no problem, so we began supervised interaction time (sounds so technical!!). Doogie had no problem w/Sheba, in fact, he just ran right up to her and rubbed up against her. Sheba, on the other hand, is less than thrilled w/our new little guest. She would hiss and run away at first (an occassional swat.. but nothing serious). Today they were at the point where they were both laying on the bed w/my bf and I, and Sheba didn't run away or even stop purring. I thought, "wow, this is great.. look how good they are getting along togeter." I had to think that. Seconds later, Doogie started moving towards sheba and sniffed at her, then SWATED her!! I couldn't believe it!!
I think he is finally trying to show her some dominance, b/c up until recently, it is sheba doing the hissing, and Doogie just kind of putting up w/it. Well, after he swatted her, Sheba ran off and Doogie ran right after her and there was a couple angry meows (neither of them ever did anything but hiss before today). Doogie went right back into his room.
Guess they're not quite as far along as we had thought.