Old Cat/New Cat Introduction
Hello, I'm pretty new to this site.. and by that I mean I joined up just now because I need some advice on introducing a couple cats to each other.
About 14 or 15 years ago my family and I rescued a kitten from a box that was laying in a ditch. This cat, who we've named Fluffy, has had the run of the mill ever since. A few weeks ago my father brought home a stray cat that had been lurking around his job site, she had obviously been in a pretty bad fight, was starved and wasn't going to be around much longer unless she found a home. We are pretty sure she is not feral, she acts waaay to domesticated. After a few vet trips, she is finally starting to get a little energetic. Her name is Bow by the way. The vet guessed that she was about 3 years old. This is a huge difference in age between cats.
We have slowly been introducing them to each other over the past few days and have been getting expected results; hissing, howling and so on, however it doesn't seem to be getting better... in fact.. the opposite seems to be happening. I haven't let them in the same room with each other yet, rather on opposite sides of glass doors, so they can see each other but are unable to get physical. Like I said they started out with hissing and howling, but tonight I watched Bow run face first into the glass door at full speed in an attempt to get at (presumably to attack) Fluffy. She was a little stunned to say the least. Any website I have looked at on this topic seem to assume that the dominant cat is the one that has been on the turf for the longest, however... Fluffy is really old and although she hisses, she just runs away. Bow appears to be the one that is gaining dominance, this seems to be opposite of anything I've read online.
I've never introduced cats before and have no real idea what I'm doing, no website I can find has any information about introducing a young adult cat to a mature adult cat. If anybody has done this before or has any advice.. please share!