I thought it would be a nice idea to bring a new cat into the house to give my 2 year old spayed female some company. My cat tended to be alpha in a relationship with another cat who was in the house for a time. Several cat-knowledgeable people suggested a male around the same age might be a wise choice, since they tend to get along with females better and also tend to be more deferential to female cats. Well, last week I adopted a rescue cat, a 2 year old male, declawed cat and he is turning out to be the Alpha. He is "claiming" me, driving my cat away from me and ruining the wonderful relationship she and I have developed over the past two years. Is there a solution to this short of re-homing the new cat?