It sure can't hurt!!!I started BINGEING Jackson galaxy, read his books and also reading articles and posts here. Oh and kittenlady when he was a wee little squish. From the very first day, i was and still am obsessed with learning as much as I can about cats, their needs, behaviours, how to interact respectfully, how to provide the best environment possibile ever since I got the first one. I'm hoping it will help me also now with the new challenge of integrating Yoda into our little family.
Thank you for your kind words!You have received tons of good advice here already, so I am only going to add that I have done this my whole adult life....as I only work with ferals and strays, I have brought cats into the house on an emergency basis as necessary. It absolutely can work and in the case of your two, I agree that it is almost going to work itself out with the need for extra people involved. Thank you for helping these cats and this little boy who needed you so desperately.
Maybe I should have specified, the interaction mentioned was between the neighbour and Charly. Yoda when they got too rough just ran to hide between my legs.Thank you for your kind words!
I do hope it will work out and I'm doing right by both of them.
Sometimes I worry, because Charly gets a bit skittish and he's a bit of a nervous cat in general. He doesn't like being touched when he doesn't feel like it, he will fake bite (open his mouth and jerk his head a little as if he was gonna bite but doesn't) or swatting at the person's hand (no nails).
My neighbour just came up to visit Yoda and they have a dog - I've noticed before they treat cats the same. So lots of "rough" petting and hand wrestling. They won't be corrected.
So she was rubbing his head rather vigorously and he was letting her, then he backed up and hissed at her once. She leaned down and tried to pet him again and he hissed/spat at her and swatted. I'm not sure if he did the "fake bite" gesture too.
It all happened very fast and I invited them to leave my flat after this interaction. She was laughing about it... Anyways. Some people are like that and i guess you have to pick your battles.
So what worries me is, what if Charly will show the same diffident, sus, don't come to me attitude to Yoda and what if that starts a fight? He might hate having a cat he doesn't know as much as he isn't a fan of people he doesn't know