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We have a new kitty! His name is Angus, he's a Tuxedo Cat, 4 years old,
and he is a bruiser at 18 pounds. We adopted him from the Peninsula
Humane Society. He seems quite confident and affectionate. We've let him
sniff noses through the door with our resident cat, Biscuit, but we're
keeping them separated for the next few days.

Before we adopted him, I snapped a photo of him in his digs at the
humane society:



Despite my having a lot of experience with cats, this is the first time I've tried introducing two unrelated cats. There's a fair amount of contradictory advice on the web. Any advice (to-dos and to-don'ts) from folks who've been there?

Date: 12 May 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com
Awwww. The Half-a-Moustache syndrome!

Very gradual introduction is the best way to go, as everybody has said. A lot of cats will, once introduced, establish territories on their own. They may divide up people between them, or divide spaces, or both. Or they may be permanently bristly. A separate food and water bowl for each plus extra, if you can manage this, will help reduce tension; the same with litter boxes.

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