Emotional roller coaster ride. If there is anything that did not go wrong it our attempts to rescue a cat family, I can not think what it could be.

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We have been through this before. Foo did not like having Mia around at all and Mia wanted nothing more than to be with her. Mia too was a rescued kitten. She and her siblings were rescued by a colleague of my wife’s who was suddenly transferred. (Well, not actually him, but it is a long story.) They could not bring the kittens with them and we adopted one of them thinking Foo would like the companionship during our long workdays away from home. I think Foo has never forgiven us.

As we are planning on going camping these next two weekends and think it best for Hoki to not be returned to his cage, the doors are now open to him for all rooms. He was excited to leave the living room but quickly returned. The foyer, stairs and upstairs hallway did not offer much of interest it seems. He has not figured out that there is a cat door through which he could enter Foo’s and Mia’s private space, the master bedroom.
 

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Some cats seem to like the area into which they were first introduced. I have one like that who has never left a bedroom area despite all doors inside being open.
 
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With our plans to go camping this weekend and the next, I thought it best to allow Hoki to roam freely through t most of the house. We kept our bedroom door shut hoping Foo or Mia would not give up the secret of the cat door to him. My son was worried when he saw Hoki on the stairs. “Dad! Hoki is out of the livingroom!“, he shouted upon his return form school. Later that night, as my wife was bringing laundry downstairs and in our doorway, Hoki went in the bedroom. Foo just stared at him, so we just let what may happen happen.

Foo is completely Okay with Hoki, except when he acts the fool. Which, he being a 4 month old kitten, is often. Unless he is play attacking her, she does care if he is near or far. But he does “attack” her often which elicits a Halloween cat like hiss.

Today, Mia stared stalking him. When he realizes, he moves towards her which causes her to puff out her fur and hiss, but nit as much as before. As with Foo when we brought Mia home, Mia’s personality has changed. She is acting towards Hoki as Foo did towards her.

We left the doors open until my wife and I went to bed, giving Hoki free run of the place. Even though he could have slept anywhere, on his own he choose to sleep with our son. To say we were and are happy fails to capture the depth of the emotions we felt and feel. We now have 3 cats and each of us is the prime human for our a different cat. My son and Mia used to be close but as he has he grew older, Mia grew afraid of him. He has been heart broken. All are elated that Hoki has taken to him.
 
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Some cats seem to like the area into which they were first introduced. I have one like that who has never left a bedroom area despite all doors inside being open.
I think in his case, it was just not up to expectations. He already was familiar with my son’e room. The only new areas are the foyer and the staircase. Oh, and the upstairs hallway. He has since been in our bedroom too but prefers my son’s room.
 
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I enjoyed reading the latest escapades of your cats and am glad to hear about Hoki's freedom. Mia will come around; I have had introductions which I thought were going to be impossible, but it all worked out.
Foo was very unhappy when we brought Mia home. Not long after, we were able to put both in the same travel cage. Foo is not always happy to have Mia around, but usually is not too upset either. She has already accepted Hoki. Mia is changing. She now stalks Hoki instead of trying to escape from hI’m. She slap no longer hiss every time he flys past here. Just now, she walked up to him and hissed. Until today, she would not move in his general direction. I think you are coerect. She’ll come around.
 
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