Again, I have the classic old kitty vs. new kitty dilemma, but with a twist. We did not do the introductions 'properly', over my mild objections, and are almost 8 weeks into the letting them work it out phase. Things haven't escalated, but they haven't gotten much better either. It's looking to me like we need a reintroduction, to start over and do it properly. Unfortunately, my fiance and I have a trip scheduled next week, and I can't find a live in cat sitter. I have someone who can look in on them, but I'm concerned about leaving them alone for that long (7 days). Should we use this time to start the reintroduction and confine the kitties to separate rooms (keeping in mind that the old kitty hasn't ever been confined in 'her' house before)? Or will that just freak them out even more to be locked up AND left alone? Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!