I understand that according to the standing rules and bylaws of the SDMB, I am required to post cat pictures. I am somewhat delayed in completing this task, but am still within 1 month of the adoption of aforementioned cat.
Three years ago this coming January, I adopted Velcro, who’s one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met (and everyone who meets him agrees - he never met a stranger). https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=781322
He’s very attached, but I was thinking about him perhaps needing another cat in the house, as he had a tendency to clingy that was past just " lap cat". So I’d been looking and looking - I knew I wanted a younger cat than Velcro, but not a tiny kitten - Velcro is mellow. I finally found somecat through a local rescue.
He’s about 8 months old now, was found in a parking lot when he was about 4-6 weeks old. He was vetted, neutered and vaccinated through the rescue.
There were a couple of days of hissing on sight between the two (my space isn’t huge, so keeping them separated was difficult). We moved onto tolerating and there’s been some grooming of Rocket by Velcro in the last week, with an occasional hiss when Rocket tries to be too rambunctious for Velcro.
Sometimes Velcro still tries to tell me I’ve ruined his life by adding in this interloper, but mostly Somecat (Velcro) and SomeOtherCat (Rocket) are doing ok.