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Feb. 20th, 2010 | 11:11 pm
posted by: bloodyheartless in dear_cat

Dear Lilly,

    I realize that we just got you about three weeks ago. Therefore, you've been the baby all this time. We've doted on you and played with you and just generally worshipped you. However, that does not mean that you can kill the new kitten. She's only six weeks old. You are a LOT bigger than she is. She's alone and scared and needs a friend, not a bully that wants her dead. Please STOP trying to murder her...and us, too, when we try to comfort you afterward. If this continues, Grandma is going to make me get rid of you. Please cut it out.

Love,
Jess

P.S. Anyone have any advice for this? I just don't understand it.

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Treeling

From: treeling
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
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You should ask on cat_health.

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Jessica

From: bloodyheartless
Date: Feb. 23rd, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I tried searching out communities dealing with things like that, but couldn't find any. I don't know why searching for a community with "health" in the title didn't occur to me.

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gothic_valkyrie

From: gothic_valkyrie
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
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I would seperate them into two rooms and gradually introduce them over a few weeks. I suggest putting the kitten into a bathroom since it's a smaller space and generally calmer. Let each cat have a blanket/pillow/etc. then swap them so that they can get used to the smell of the other cat. I also would put the kitten into the cat carrier, bring it out into the main house area and allow the older cat to sniff him safely (under supervision the entire time) This worked for me; my older (and very much bigger) cat would hiss at the kittens at first, but then ended up as the best bigger brother you could ask for.

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Jessica

From: bloodyheartless
Date: Feb. 23rd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thank you. I'll definitely have to implement this.

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