*Many of you might recall our family cat, Saber, ‘disappearing’ earlier this year…wandering out of the house…he was missing for nearly two weeks. I would wander the streets at night looking for him, and then one night, dd and I spotted a pretty little stray cat, who followed us all the way home. We fed this kitty for a few days, and then when Saber didn’t show up, we took this one in. He is now part of our family…we have since had him neutered, and his shots taken care of. Our dilemma is that he ‘lives’ in my master bedroom…we bought him a little playground, and he just loves it. (reason being Saber would really hurt him, I think) But, Saber knows this cat is in there…but is pretty ok with staying away from the door.
So…to my dilemma. Today, I let Coco (the 2nd cat) outside…I totally forgot he was on the porch…I am off today, and went to pick my son up from school…opened the front door…he ran in. Oh my gosh, Saber and he chased each other around, me chasing after them (that’s a good way to get in shape, chase cats! lol) then, they stopped, looked at each other, hissed…and the running began again. Finally, I chased Coco into the master bedroom, and shoo-ed Saber away.
I am really kind of tired of living like this. DH and I (more me:D) love both cats…and my dd would have a fit if we gave Coco away, but what’s the solution here? Saber ripped up the carpet upstairs in one of these frenzies (this isn’t the first time:rolleyes:), and we signed another year lease on this place…we are probably going to stay here for a few years, so we’ll buy next year. But, we are renting now, and the thought of having these cats cost us so much money in repairs makes me ill.
So…should I try to assimilate these two? If you have done in this in your own family, how did you make it work? I know some people at work with multiple cats, and they say, you just have to get through the fighting stage, and then eventually they’ll just co-exist. Is that true? Your help is appreciated, I’m really at my wits end with these two. :o*