Kat, Oliver and Tino. Advice needed
Looking for advice on a problem.
We saved a 6 week old kitten (Oliver, male) 2 days prior to Thanksgiving....
We have a 15 year old cat (Kat, female) and a 15 years old dog (Tino, male)
Ive had cats all my life 50 years.
15 year old Kat is NOT getting along with new Oliver no matter what Ive done.
Id like to post the situation and what Ive done to resolve it and then ask for some advice on the subject.
Two days before Thanksgiving we acquired a new kitten.
30 degrees outside, sleeting and a horrible night.
Kitten decides to find our back patio door.
Dog barks to let us know an intruder is amongst us.
So, we were left without much of a choice.
Flea ridden, all bones, hungry, mites, worms and such a cute face
We took him in. We knew he wasn't going to make it thru the night.
Got him fed, clean and healthy.
We kept Oliver in our bedroom and bathroom for about 10 days. Let Kat smell us to get used to his scent. Cat did NOT like the scent. Hissing..lots of it.
Then we brought them out, some distance apart. Cat still hissing and very upset.
We kinda let them go, and since
Kat is front declawed and fixed...
Tino doesnt much care one way or the other about Oliver..at all.
So now we have Kat upstairs in a bedroom and bathroom, and Oliver downstairs in a bedroom and bathroom...both get equal run of the house at separate times.
Its not either cats fault…
Its just Oliver (new cat) is SOOOOO fricken playful.
Oliver will attack ANTHING that moves and even stuff that doesn’t move.
He’ll jump on Tinos head, grab his tail..Tino doesn’t care.
When Oliver and Kat meet, Oliver has NO sense of fear. Oliver thinks Kat is a play toy.
When Kat bats at Oliver, Oliver thinks Kat is playing. Trust me, Kat is NOT playing.
Kat is 6 x the size of Oliver and has her rear claws. The ‘real’ fight would last seconds.
How do I get Kat cats to at least tolerate Oliver?
Wait until Oliver gets over his ‘playful kitten stage?’
The changing of the guards..I would like to stop.
poorly written sorry.....
I need to get Kat at least 'used' to Oliver but Oliver is too playful and won't leave Kat alone when we put them in the same room.
Oliver doesnt have a lick (pun) of sense in his head. Im convinced, if left alone, Kat wouyld terar oliver apart in a matter of seconds..thats how bad the reaction has been.
Even though Ive had cats 50 years..its been decades since Ive had a kitten.
Thanks in advance for any ideas on how to get Kat to at least tolerate Oliver....
Last edited by Jamesnns; 01-09-2015 at 01:04 PM.