Well, Miranda passed away a few months ago (almost 17 years old), and we’ve decided it’s about time to get another new kitten.
We want one for ourselves as well because they’re cute and cuddly and all, but Ziggy is really our main concern. He gripes and complains incessantly when we come home after leaving him alone for just a few hours, so we figure he’s getting a little lonely and could use a little brother or a sister.
I want to make the introduction as painless as possible and (hopefully) quickly get the cats up to speed, accepting and friendly of each other.
When we got Ziggy, someone recommended that we spray both cats with the same cologne so their scents would be the same, but that royally backfired and just pissed them both off.
We did adopt a kitten around Christmas but I ended up writing a pit thread (warning: drunk posts therein) because all three cats got sick, and then we ended up having to return Isabella to the shelter. It was very sad.
Ziggy is five years old if that matters… I plan on rescuing a kitten from the shelter, probably a female, and before coming home she’ll be at the vet getting wormed and tested for leukemia, FIV, etc…
Any advice or recommended resources?