Any cat experts out there?
Our five year old cat moved out. It all started in June. We went out of town for 3 weeks and had a housesitter take care of our cat for part of the time and a cat-feeder come part of the time. We've done this before... no biggie.
This time, however, a starving abandoned neighborhood kitty broke in and had been eating all of our cat's food! So our cat started eating elsewhere.
When we returned, my kids BEGGED to keep the new kitty. He's very cute and sweet except he fights with our old cat. We don't really want to put him in the "system" (aka shelter) and my kids really want to keep him as a pet.
Our old cat is NOT happy.
How can we establish a multi-cat home? I currently have old kitty locked inside, but she is an outdoor cat and it's only a matter of time before she screams to be let out. Also it's coyote season where we live and we would really like to have her in at night (she is gone days at a time). In the past she always came in at night, but no longer.
Do we just need to re-home the new cat?