Maya has been with us for 11 days as of today.
Her behavior improved a lot. She is often waiting by the door when we come in and she meows when we enter. She is seeking attention, rubbing on our legs when we come in. We can brush her and pet her but only on the head. Yesterday, she started climbing on us to nap in our laps. She did it for 30 minutes on me while I was reading a book in her room.
There is still some hissing though when we feed her and give her water. I guess she might be scared that we'll leave with her food and never come back! lol
She is often looking under the door when Patch and Treize are there. Yesterday we started playing with all of them with a toy on a fish pole on one side of the door. We played a little bit from Maya's side then switched to be with the boys. They all "played together" nicely for a couple of minutes. We repeated the exercise this morning with a mouse. Patch and Maya even touched paws a couple of time.
Treize was more looking than playing but I'm not really scared about Treize's reaction. He used to live with 9 other cats when we adopt him and he is the sweetest thing in the world. I'm more worried about Patch (he is more territorial).
None of the three cats growled or hissed at the others since Maya's arrival 11 days ago. Even when they are "face-to-face" under the door. I take it as a good sign... what do you guys think?
So we are officially starting the slow introduction today! We'll start by switching scents with blankets. I kept one of Treize's and one of Patch's blanket in my closet and I will bring them in Maya's room. I'll then take the towel that was inside Maya's carrier and put it in the living room for the boys to smell it.
Wish us luck... I would really love to see the three cats getting along. Or at least tolerate each others!