For those of you who have multiple cat integration probs
I know some of you have had the trouble of getting your cats to accept one another. Just wanted to share a happy note and a reason for some hope.
I got Cap'n Jack roughly a year ago. During this time, Miu would beat him up regularly. If he so much as looked at her, that would send into her in a mood. I could see her face contorted in a disgusted expression as if she was saying 'What are YOU looking at? You filthy man!' Then she'd smack him around to the point where he'd be shaking his head. I felt so sorry for him. He rarely fought back or defended himself. I knew I couldn't intervene too much as they needed to work it out themselves.
Over time, I've noticed her smacking him less and less. It used to be random and at any time. Then it reduced to just before mealtimes. Then she started to obey my commands to leave him alone if it got too rough. Once I saw him staring him down. I told her firmly to leave him alone. She gave him one last disgusted stare then walked off in a huff.
Last night, I finally observed a total turnabout. She ran up to him, skidded to a stop then she bopped him lightly on the head like it was for fun, then she ran off wildly. For some reason, it was so endearing and sweet.
I don't know exactly what I did or what happened to make her change her mind about him. Perhaps it was just the passage of time or maybe because Jack is so good natured. Nevertheless, I wish you all luck in your own integration efforts and hope you'll have success.