I had two cats. Piggy was my soul mate. We did everything together more so than the other cat of mine. Piggy died last may in my arms and I am having a terrible time with the grief and pain as I know all of you have had at sometime also. I went through anxiety and panic attacks with this cat and it was a long and hard journey to recovery but we did it. My problem now is that i could not stand this empty hole in my heart so I got another cat. This cat looks a bit like Piggy but is noway like him. My other cat is being quite nasty to him and thinks he is the big Kahuna . I have been playing Referee to all their cat fights. I started them off by keeping them seperated. I would let the new cat get the run of the house for the most part till he was use to it and more familiar us and the house. Now I have let pooh out and the fights begin. I have a addition in the back of the house which is a big bedroom and office area.It is seperated by a slideing glass door.I have let pooh stay here so the new one had the run of the old house. The other day I put in a screen door so the two would only be seperated by a screen rather than glass hoping that they would soon get use to each other and be able to smell each other. After a couple of days I let the big Pooh out agian and he imdeiately went after the new little guy (Toby) again so back into the back he went again. Yesterday morning he acted as though he had really hurt himself in the fight with the little one. He would not moveand yelled everytime I tried to pet him or move him. I thought something was wrong with his back from the fight. So I immoblized him and took him into the vet. Once ther he was examined and they could not find a thing wrong with him. He even got up and walked the whole length of the office on a leash like nothing was ever wrong. I told the vet I swear that this cat was acting like it was really seriously hurt and that I'm not a hypeocondriac mother. Then the vet told me that he has seen cases where the original cat is so emotionaly shook up by the loss of their brother that they can do strange things. He also said he is dealing with his mom and dad giving this new cat more attention then him and having to get the blame for everything. He also is giving up his territory to a new stranger. All I can do is be more patient with him and try to love both as equal. I have been doing this, but has anyone else got any sugestions as to how to help these two cats to become buddies. I'm really getting upset over this whole ordeal. I miss my piggy and love him dearly, there will never be another cat to replace thatspecial bond we had but on the other hand I do like this new cat and want so much to bond with him also. I also want pooh to be a buddie to him. I know he misses his buddy piggy also but I wish he would be more friendly with toby. Somebody please give me some suggestions if you have any.
Posts You May Be Interested In