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New Kitty! Any tips on introductions?

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I just got a kitten from work. One of the vets found them, they were strays, but have come around nicely. Anyway, they were in need of homes and Dave agreed that we could get another cat. He's home now, and Sage is being decent, she's not attacking him or anything, but she wants nothing to do with him, which I know is common. She hisses if he gets too close and observes him from her cat post which is on a "breakfast bar" type of counter that is in between the kitchen and computer room that he can not reach. I know eventually they will get along fine, Sage is only a little over a year old, so she is young enough to adjust. But any tips on making her feel more comfortable? I gave her treats and a can of wet food all to herself to make her feel like she's still loved (which she is). I know I can't hurry the process of them getting to know each other, but I just would like some tips, stories, opinions, etc. THANKS!!! :D

(PS - Wanted to add that the kittens have been there at the vet under observation for almost 2 weeks now and have been tested for FIV, FELV, and worms. Shots come next week, yay, the fun part :roll:, lol, they are 8 weeks old)
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Surfboard was only about 5 months old when we brought Zoë home. She was TINY...maybe only 4-5 weeks. He HATED her at first. He never tried to hurt her though. Mainly he just pouted and made clear he wasn't happy with us. For a week or two we kept her in the bathroom when we were gone to be on the safe-side. We made sure he didn't feel like he was being pushed to the side. He always got his way and it was her that we secluded when necessary. Within a week they were best friends. He was so gentle with her. He's still such a push over. Whatever Zoë wants, she gets...his food included.

Good Luck and keep us posted.
Here are the pics from their first day together. So cute!

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