Daughter got an 8 week old kitten last night to keep her very needy 3 year old tabby company and, well, because he is adorable. You can see him in the header photo. His name is Percy.
The older cat was not too happy, as you can imagine. She hissed and hid. Daughter is keeping them separated, bonding with Percy while Pippin is locked up, and then lavishing Pippin with love and treats while Percy is locked up. She plans to gradually introduce them this weekend. Pippin is already showing some benign interest in the little one as the day has progressed. The little one is playful and cuddly and wants to climb everything.
We successfully integrated cats and terriers into our home. Our only failure was trying to bring a young Fox Terrier into our home with an elderly Welsh Terrier. The Fox Terrier turned out to be an anxiety biter who attacked the Welshie at every opportunity and who nearly killed the older dog one night. The vet recommended putting the Fox Terrier down, and we did. The whole situation still makes me sad.
What have been your experiences integrating creatures (even two legged ones) into your home?