Post # 1
A little over two weeks ago, I made a decision to adopt a five year old Bengal cat. She’s a beautiful and sweet animal. I thought she would be a good friend for my just under one year Savannah cat. WRONG!!! The Savannah stalks her, taunts her and attacks her relentlessly. Each day is worse than the day before. The girl I adopted her from, did say that she would take the cat back if it didn’t work out. So, I made a tough decision and sent her an email this morning. She is very happy to have the cat back…..she misses her. So, I will probably deliver the cat tomorrow after work. I feel sad, she’s a beautiful and really nice animal. My cat just dispises her. It’s all for the best and it will all work out. Just kind of feeling down. I only had the best intentions……….
Post # 3
aw, I’m sorry. Don’t feel bad. Some cats have a hard time adjusting to another cat in the house after they’ve been alone for awhile. It’s nothing you did wrong or anything. I’m glad the other person was willing to take the cat back, and since she missed her, it sounds like in the end it’s working out for the best for everyone. Maybe you could try a younger kitten? Sometimes that works a bit better. I know when my sister in law got a new cat, their older cat did not like her very much at all. But after a bit of time, they settled in together and are best buds now. Only try it if you are able to return the kitten if it doesn’t work out though, or have someone else willing to take it. Anyway, sounds like you did the right thing, so cheer up 🙂
Post # 4
Its usually best to get multiple cats at one time… sometimes they adjust and sometimes they never do. My dad adopted a stray siamese and we already had two cats (this was when I was in HS). Well it has been 6 years and my persian precious is fine with the siamese (bugsy) but the other little tabby cat we had before the siamese came along STILL hates him… never got adjusted to him after 6 years.
its all in their personality. Some kitties are just meant to be “only kitties”.
I’m sorry though.. thats a bummer. I want another cat too but I’m terrified that our psycho cat would abuse it as well. I do think you are making the right decision for the cats well being and happiness though.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, your kind words help. 🙂 I know it’s for the best. I had just really hoped it would work out. The poor kitty just hides in my closet the whole time now. It’s really not fair to her. I was happy to hear that the girl I adopted her from missed her and and would be happy to take her back. It just blows my mind how aggressive my existing cat is with her. She’s so sweet and pretty. Sad to give her back, but it’s all for the best.