Friday, April 25, 2014

Getting MUCH better!


Things are going very smoothly here!
Malcolm has made himself very much at home. He ADORES the boys. He cuddles them constantly, and follows them all around the house. He practically jumped into the bathtub with Drew yesterday.
He and Trinity are working things out. He no longer follows her around howling at her. The two of them have been found sleeping next to each other on the couch, and playing chasing games around the house together. Trin occasionally gives him a swat now and then when he gets too up in her space, but I think with time, that will go away. He's just SUCH a love bug, he just wants to be close to everyone - including her. :)
I'll try to keep things updated on all of them! But so far so good!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Uh oh. Malcolm has the 'urges'.

I introduced Trinity and Malcolm yesterday and things seemed to go pretty smoothly.
We thought that Mal was just being super friendly by happily following Trinity all over the place.
It wasn't until he did. not. give. up. that we realized that there may be some hormones at play.
When I adopted him, they told me that he had just been neutered. And he's 4 years old! (Ugh, some people) So, he's always lived with the typical life of 'being a boy'.
But even though he's had his bits removed, he still acts randy. He meows and meows and meows. He is ALWAYS, and I mean alllllllllways, following her around and getting in her face. Luckily, she hisses or growls at him if he gets too close, and he just backs away. I'm not even sure he knows what he needs to do once he does get close enough to her. He usually just sits RIGHT next to her and STARES at her. Even if she's sleeping! (Like, dude, get a clue, she ain't interested!)
I called my vet, as well at the adoption centre at the humane society, and they both told me that it's common for a male cat to still feel the urges even after being neutered (especially for an older cat). They both reassured me that it would 'likely' go away within a month or so.
Anyone else out there have experience with this? Am I (and Trinity) doomed with a cat that won't stop harassing (and meowing, and having STINKY tomcat urine)?
What should I do?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Meet Malcolm!

We adopted another kitty yesterday! He hasn't been introduced to Trinity yet, since we have him isolated until he settles in a bit. He's a real sweetheart!
Looking to the cat community for tips and advice on what works for you when getting two cats to meet. This is the first time I've done it (since I was a child), since Yoko never liked other cats. I'm nervous! I hope they take to each other okay... :S