Lucy wasn't supposed to be MY kitty. My friend found her at her school and of course,
being the crazy cat lady I am I couldn't turn her away and took her in hoping to find her a home.
Well, how could you not fall in love with this face???
I took her to the vet on Thursday before I even took her home because of the other cats and she has a lot of parasites in her tummy, including giardia. $150, 2 antibiotics, a dewormer, and a pack of flea medicine later she is at home with us now. I've nursed her back to good health, giving her yucky medicine 2 times a day, giving her special food, and loving on her. Needless to say, I'm in love now and she already thinks I'm her momma.
As soon as I brought her in the house, both cats were growling, hissing, and then hid. I've let her out of her room to play a couple of times and Pixie wants absolutely nothing to do with her. She hides under the bed and won't come out until I put Lucy up. Cotton won't hide, but he growls anytime Lucy gets close to him.
Cotton and Pixie are both lazy cats. They are perfectly happy sunbathing all day in front of the door.
They don't understand why this kitten is running around in circles and sliding all over the floor playing with a fake mouse.
So I need some advice. Cotton was still a kitten when I brought Pixie home so he wasn't territorial yet. If you've brought a kitten home to an older cat, how did you do it? I need any advice you can give me because I hate to keep her locked up any longer than I have to, but I also don't want my old cats to think I don't love them anymore ;)