|Don't remember when I picked up this book;|
probably at a resale shop or garage sale!
|I've only been able to skim this one|
|Anything by John Bradshaw is good!|
You see, Angel isn't enjoying her two brothers as much as we humans are. I thought we'd tried the 'right stuff' to integrate them, but if they are unsupervised...and within paws length...growling, hissing and whappy paws ensues. I feel that Manny and Chili Bruce would be happy to completely ignore Angel, but she instigates the battles.
And here is another rub; everyone talks about introducing the resident cat to a new cat, or kitten, or dog. We've got a multiple deal here! Luckily, we are able to partition off the house into five zones, and move the cats around, so all get good exposure to the humans and the scent of the others. But when they *SEE* each other, the fracas begins. So, we have cardboard and newspaper taped up over the glass in our french doors, or have solid wood doors.
I have hormone diffusers on order; should arrive tomorrow. The Hubby is going to put up a fuss over those, but since we close the cats off into separate areas, each area needs it's own diffuser. Feeding them on opposite sides of a door appears to be a nothing-burger; they eat and it's no problem. So...somehow...someway...someday...we want to turn the key in Angel's mind from intruder to no threat. Am thinking about clicker training too. Has anyone tried it before? Please let me know in the comments!
Yes, they've only been here since 12/1/17, so it's only been six weeks. Many of you have mentioned that months of transition can be expected, and to JUST HAVE PATIENCE.
Disclaimer: The books shown here were purchased by me; did NOT receive one or any as a gift or as an inducement to talk them up for more sales. While I know nothing of The Eckstein's, I have watched several television shows by both Jackson Galaxy and John Bradshaw, but I don't know them personally. Wish I did! But not with camera crews; our house is too messy for broadcasts! Plus I'd have to lose about 75 pounds...