Cat introduction failed and spirit essence
Ive posted on here a few times about my cats behavior. Heres a summary:
I have a 3 yr old female cat named azores and recently I adopted a 2 yr old female froma shelter name jadedea. Ill admit I was hasty in the beginning with introductions. I kept her in the room overnight (her base camp) and let her out the next day to freely explore the second floor. Later my two cats finally met and it was with moans, growls, hiss you name it.
So we placed her back in the room another 24hours. We let her walk around freely while be observed and everytime the two cats met it was with hissing growling, pawing (with some claws).
As the weeks progressed it seemed they were getting closer and closer to each other but still fighting. We thought that was progress, but then one day azores lept on jadedea, a tuff of fur flew and we seperated them. Jadedea went into her room for a week.
We did everything the introductions articles told us to do, even tried the vanilla on the shoulder blades. I even have the feliway stuff plugged in and by the door. A few times they met at the door, with the door cracked without fighting. So later I let her out again. They seemed fine.
Now its been about 2 weeks since I let her out again. Apparently when im not around, they are fine. They close to each other, howl and hiss and walk it off. But when I get home the intensity rises up and they get into fights. Im starting to think im the problem and not them. Im sure if cesar milan was a cat whisperer he would tell me I need to assert myself as the pack leader or something.
Anyways, even though they still fight I now use a water a gun. As soon as they leap or try and scratch one another they both get sprayed. At this point jadedea who was once a pacifist has now started retaliating.
So im wondering If I got spirit essences if that would work? And im also wondering if even though they still fight they are getting closer to each other if thatís progress?
My husband thinks if we bring a kitten in, it will squash any tension between the two. I think its just adding to the war. Also azores seems very jealous. Whenever I go to see jadedea she shows up, I feel like im getting "Caught in the act" or something.