We kinda adopted my brotherinlaw's cat this past Saturday. The cat had been in his carrier for almost 14hr, 9 1/2 of that being the flight from Hawaii to Atlanta, and then another 2hr drive to Alabama. The cat hiding under his bedding when we picked him up, we cleaned out the carrier and offered food/water but he didn't budge. No hissing or anything from him, he actually let me scratch his ears and his neck. Got him home in his safe room (large upstairs bedroom w/windows) and after about 2hr he was laying on the bed with me! Still tense - but I thought it was a good sign. Then he was exploring the room and apparently one of my 2 cats was on the other side and the new cat smelled them - he has been hissing, growling and lunging at me non stop ever since. Sunday- He was trying to get on a shelf in the closet (I contacted the prior owner and they said he spent a lot of time in the closet sleeping stalking etc.) so I cleaned off the shelf, put down a blanket and made steps up to it (its about 7ft high) and he got up there - you can tell he looks like he's more at ease. I finally lured him down the wet cat food so he is eating, drinking and using the litter box and after midnight he comes down and surveys the room, eats, and looks out the window. Me and my husband are taking turns sleeping with him and just being in the room, talking to him or reading out loud etc., not trying to force him to do anything, just letting him get use to us. Early this morning (Tuesday) curiosity got the best of him and he came down and out to see what I was doing with his toys - he actually played with them for a good 15min - but would look over at me occasionally and growl. I have since found out from the previous owners - that he is not a full blooded Birman, he is a Birman Siamese Mix (the severe looking oriental siamese). He was raised with 4 small dogs and because of that supposedly loves to run and chase, has always been submissive and the only contact he has ever had with another cat was a few weeks ago when he accidentally got out of the house and the neighbors cat attacked him. He is almost 2 1/2 years old. I have 2 cats - a 5yr old Tonkinese and a Traditional Siamese (a/k/a apple head siamese) the same age as the Tonk. The Tonk is very laid back and easy going, loves everyone and everything (had to make him quit sniffing my neighbors rottweiler this afternoon lol) my Tonk is also on medication for a severe case of feline hyperesthesia, The Siamese is a little more leery of new things - I don't think she will be ugly to him, but she won't greet him with open arms right off the bat either. I want to give the new cat the best chance possible of fitting in and getting along with everyone and I really can't afford for him to traumatize my 2 cats (I know at first they might be a little stresses) especially the Tonk. I hate to say this - because its not the cats fault, but if we had known all of the "issues" the cat had we would never of agreed to take him and put him through the horrendous traveling in the first place. (never ship a pet if you can possibly help it!) I have read and watched all of Jackson's (from my cat from ****) information on introducing cats, but I need to get him comfortable with me and my husband first obviously. Just wondered if anyone had any other suggesting or things to try.