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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by lsiunsuex, Apr 26, 2017.

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  1. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    While the mother in law visits the sister in law at her new job in Paris - training companies and government agencies how to maintain and diagnose jet engines...

    How long does it take for 2 house kept cats of 7 years to get comfortable with a new cat? Cause Fiona is hiding under the couch.

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    Can't even begin to answer that as I'm not a cat owner
    But buy some catknip and give both a heavy dose. Ya never know
     
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    Yeah, some for the cat and some for the catsitter
     
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    The diagnosing jet engines might be easier to figure out! :D

    It really depends on the demeanor of all felines involved, etc.
    Most of the time I've observed the older cats eventually relax and the new one gets comfortable in a day or two.

    Best wishes on your cat-whispering!

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    Once they get accustomed to each others 'smell' and figure out the flow chart of command, it will be OK...I'd guess in a few days they'll tolerate each other.
     
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    Cats will work it out themselves. They have done so for ages. I am more interested in that sister in law who is training people in the jet engine business. I would like to know more about her background from a professional point of view.
     
  8. lsiunsuex

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    She'll kill me for talking about it - one of those people that stays away from social media at all costs so i'll leave specifics out

    Went to Syracuse university for supply chain management. Got started at a jet engine company doing just that for helicopters - making sure countries and companies get the parts they need on time, then on to selling engines and negotiating those contracts. Kept moving up in rank and I believe this was a lateral move for here (no real pay increase) - she took it for the experience and the traveling - she thought it would be fun. She'll be stationed in a different country every 3-6 months (Iraq is next I think) doing the same in every spot.

    Bright women. Not the usual accountant, doctor, or etc... career you come across.
     
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    Our newest cat stayed under our bed for about 4 days (we had all of her needs nearby). Then slowly started venturing about the house. A little further each day.
     
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  11. lsiunsuex

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    I said we should just lock all 3 of them in a bedroom or bathroom together for a couple of hours and let them figure it out but the wife didn't like that idea, haha.
     
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    I had 2 cats for 12 years that never got on, they would try to kill each other every day at every opportunity - Good luck!
     
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    Ummmm...all I can say is good luck, and bring out the cat nip!

    My mom brought in two extra cats at her house (originally had one)....3 years later, they've finally achieved "kitty detente" (neutrality)...on a good day...still with some dramatic hisses here and there...

    On second thought, scratch the cat nip...I'm thinking a nice glass of wine (or two) for you and the Mrs!

    Or you can just embrace the cat-ocracy and go for being this guy.... copyImage.jpg

    Ps, joking aside, I DO agree on giving Fiona more attention. Also, you might consider giving her a "safe zone"...a room where someone spends time with her where no other cats are allowed. Odds of making all the cats get along are slim...a little extra tlc at least helps.
     
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    It definitely depends on the cat. Keeping them in the same room so long as they can be supervised will help. Some cats never integrate. I hope you guest does.

    Example.

    One of my cats was born in my home when I already had 4 cats. She never went near any of the others after weaning, including her mother. She would sit on my lap all the time. She sat on my partner's lap only when I wasn't home. When she heard my car pull into the drive she would move from his lap to another place.
     
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    Good Luck! I think it's easier getting a cat and a dog to get used to each other rather than 2 cats. We used to keep the new kitty in an extra bedroom separated by baby gates for a few days. But my Josie was a bit of a diva (like her mom) and never really did warm up to the new cats.
     
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