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I picked up Cory and Carly (I may change their names) yesterday and they were safely set up in their sanctuary room (spare bedroom) by 3:30 in the afternoon. This morning, Cory is already wandering the room freely and meets us at the bedroom door when we walk in. He's an absolute lover and seems to take everything in stride. Carly will come out to see us and will let us pet her, but still spends most of her time under the bed. All in all, I think they've done very well for a first day. These two are a closely bonded pair and very funny to watch. If Cory eats, Carly will eat. If Cory come to me, Carly will come to me. She is always trying to cuddle with him. I feel like we didn't get two cats, we got one cat and also our cat's cat.

My 14 year old resident cat seems totally oblivious to the fact that there are two new cats in the house. He's shown no concern or even acknowledged that there is the scent of other cats on us or our hands, even though we've petted both and Cory has rubbed all over us (they both have a clean health check). Chance sleeps with us and I expected him to sit outside the spare bedroom door most of the night, but he's paid no attention. The new kids didn't make a sound, but I would have thought he'd pick up the scent. Chance is very laid back, but I find this very surprising. Makes me wonder if he has any sense of smell.

Anyway, on to the question. Based on this reaction, or lack of, do you think it's ok to proceed with exchanging scents via blankets today and if that goes well, today, doing the cracked open door tomorrow?
 

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At 14 its possible Chance's sense of smell has decreased, or he's just a seriously mellow dude. I would try the blanket, and if you continue to get absolutely no reaction, move on to letting Chance have a brief visual. His reaction to actually getting a glimpse at the kittens will help you figure out if he couldn't care less about the kittens, or he honestly has no idea they are there. Once you have confirmed whether or not Chance's sense of smell is impaired, you can decide how to move on. If he can't smell the kittens, you'll have to work purely off of visual steps, making adjustment for the fact that you skipped all of the less threatening smell steps. If he can smell the kittens, then just proceed as planned.

I cracked up about your cat having a cat comment! I think it's crazy adorable when our pets have their own pets.
 

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When my second cat came to me, Colonel my resident cat of 5 years could care less. I would rub the new cats scent all over me and Colonel wouldn't react at all. When we started visual meeting the new Kitty showed more agresive behaviour than Colonel. It still took a little over 3 months before they accepted eachother.
I would try the blanket. Take your time. It is such a rewarding experience when they finally start playing with eachother.
 
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