I have a cat and a dog. The cat is 8 a regular cat, about 7 pounds or so, it looks like it has on a tuxedo. The dog (a collie and shepherd mix) is really old he will be 17 years old. The vet said he is healthy but he could pretty much go anytime as he’s just old.
So I was thinking maybe I my cat would like a friend when my dog goes. Even though the dog and the cat do not interact and ignore each other.
Anyway my friend has a kitten and they bug bombed his apartrment so he had to leave for 24 hours, his hotel didn’t take pets, so I said I’d watch the kitty for a day.
So he brings the kitty over. It’s like half the size of my cat. Both are female, mine is fixed. The dog looks at the kitty barks once and goes back to bed, kind of shaking his head as if to say “Now I got two to deal with.”
The cat starts HISSING LOUD. I can see after 3 hours of this it ain’t gonna stop. The kitten didn’t seem afraid of the cat at all.
So I get ready for bed, and my cat sleeps by my feet so I put my cat in the room I lock the dog in the utlility room and let the kitten go wander around
I’m reading in bed then I hear a boom, the door opens the kitten walks in jumps on the bed and cuddles next to me. My cat arches her back, makes with the fur standing up and HISSES LOUDLY.
The kitten totally ignores the cat, and starts to fall asleep, then my cat jumps under the bed and HISSES all night long. I just wanted to see how long it would last, come morning the kitty has had a comfortable night sleeping next to me while my cat is tired from being under the bed all night hissing LOUD.
Not that I want them to fight, but why on earth is a full grown cat so afraid of a kitten half it’s size
Is this a bad sign, if I get a friend for the cat I’d rather get a cat rather than another dog.
I suppose in time they’d get used to each other. It only took 2 days for the dog to quit barking at the cat years ago, but I guess I just don’t understand why my grown cat is so afraid of a kitten that it gives up it’s comfortable bed to a kitten?