I found two kittens on the road a couple of month ago and adopted them.They are about 6 month old,females named Yum-Yum and Mi-Mi.
They live in my basement.it is a very nice basement,all finished ,with linoleum floors and high ceilings and for a basement it has a lot of windows.
My 16 year old son has his room down there.
Until a a few weeks ago the kittens never even attempted to conquer the upstairs(no door)When brought upstairs for lap and petting time,they dashed back downstairs when finished.
We have 3 dogs living upstairs,all of them have lived with cats before and got along fine.This is a new house and new cats.Downstairs, dogs and cats get along just fine ,but my canines won't let my felines into the upstairs world.Lately Yum-Yum(The more friendly kitty)is trying to come up by herself,only to be chased back down again by a pack of wolves.
Don't worry ,the wolves are wolves in sheepskin.All they do is run to the stairs and cats are gone
Now i know why all of this happens, territorial behavior. i could easily nip this in the butt.I am the Boss,most of the time
My dogs have been with me a long time and we had many other pets and i got them where they all got along.I'm just not sure if I want the kittens upstairs.
We got all new furniture,expensive leather couch and chairs and my bed is already so full of fur (three dogs sleeping on it)that i don't need another blanket on cold nights.
So i asked you,should i help the Felines to conquer "The World Upstairs"Or do i enable the Canines to remain sol owners?