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  1. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Hello. Wanted to give a cat life update. We are on Day 3 of freedom. This is when things went south last time. So far, it has been going pretty well. We have had all three cats relaxed in the same room. Our resident girl does not enjoy the new guy's attention at all, but she is not running...
  2. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    I know I say this too often by my goodness are your cats GORGEOUS!!! I mean like really stunningly gorgeous!!! I can't get over it. You are so sweet to say that. Thank you. I remember when we got our little girl and someone said, "she is so ugly, she's cute!" I think cats are beautiful - all...
  3. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thank you for all your kind words and advice. We have been doing our get togethers in neutral territory, twice a day all in same room, some solo visits in new boy’s territory (not so great, but not devastating) and regular meal gatherings at his door plus mom and dad visits. I am working part...
  4. JerseyCatMom

    Bedtime Routine Resistance

    When we first got our cat, and we were new to the cat world, I went off to work and set the alarm so I could not have an animal wandering around during the day. I carried him up to his room and put treats down for him and then exited. After awhile, he would beat me to the door. He won his...
  5. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thanks again and again! I just put together a few videos that are still on my phone from when our new boy was out and among the other cats. I have a lot, and not just of him and my resident boy, but the resident girl moved out once trouble started. She had one of the scariest four room, two...
  6. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thank you! There was never an issue with them and their territory that I could see. They basically wanted to be able to look out at the window at the birds and sleep wherever they decided to sleep. The new guy, unless asleep, hiding or we kept him busy with playing and yes, even snacks...
  7. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    THANK YOU!!! Here is the video from last night. I made a YouTube channel for me and figured it out. My husband is working hard on our kitchen, so I can't keep bugging him. I will upload the other night, too. I put music on it so you don't hear our cat voices, lol. I hope this works...
  8. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thank you so very much for your reply. We did decide to try snack time in the other cat room this week. It is the room connected by the "pet door" between the closets. This room is mostly open for the resident cats, but we give our new guy a chance to explore it once in awhile. On that day...
  9. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Sorry to bug you again. I was hoping you could give us a few next steps as we are in a bit of a rut. We have been having snack time in a circle in new boy's room for awhile now. At first, resident boy would wander in the room and explore. After the whacking incident, he now goes in, eats his...
  10. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    In May, it was definitely not playing. Not sure this time around. I need to record another video so y’all can help me decipher this cat’s intentions. I wish he could read my resident cats better and go slower, but I guess his colony was more in your face interactions.
  11. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Two more days of normal, safe encounters. Now dad decides to slow down feeding of snack to new guy so he can notice the other cats in the room with him. Mom prompts dad to hurry up and give him more of his snack not knowing the new plan. New guy leaves empty plate and runs up to resident boy...
  12. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Hey! I have a few more videos, but they have to be uploaded by my husband to his account. So, I will describe. :) Thursday night - Cats in circle, all goes really well. After her snack, resident girl jumps on bed and settles down for the night looking out window by bed. She is not looking...
  13. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thanks for the encouragement. We are pleased yet cautious. During our first round of intros, way back, we had calm moments and were cautiously happy then. Not too much later, when both resident cats accepted the new guy, new guy took charge and began a reign of terror chasing and swatting...
  14. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thanks! If I deducted what we had to replace, she would not get paid. We let it go for a week, then calmly sent a payment - decent, but not the highest we would have done. Hi! I wanted to share a video of all of us in our new boy’s room. I think it is going well, but we can’t hold resident...
  15. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thank you, yes. I know they did not have any interaction at all. So sad. She just did minimal effort and in some important areas, no effort. I have yet to pay her because I can't figure out the amount when I had to replace some of their things. I am thankful they are alive and still in my...
  16. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Hi! Hope you have been doing well!! We are alive and have returned from our week away. It was great to see the ocean and feel like the world was normal, but I worried about my cats so much. My cat sitter that was recommended to me (a college girl that I know from school) and booked for me by...
  17. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Thank you! Last night worked well, too, with my husband blocking the threshold. It always feels like we may have an escape and we move into Phase 12 before we intend to do so. Our resident cats love a fresh bag of bonito flakes, but our new guy turns his nose up, so we use his love - teeny...
  18. JerseyCatMom

    New (feral) cat introduction went well until it didn't

    Here is the link to our snack session https:\\youtu.be\kOshsiDOVBM You may have to copy it and paste it into your browser. Thanks!
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