This is a new experience for me. I have always had cats in my house, so the introduction has always come when I brought a new dog into my home. The cats were always there first, which makes things a lot easier when it comes to introducing them. So, since this is new for me, I have decided to provide updates on our progress. As of now, there is very little interaction between my pets and the new kitten. I have to get her in to the vets for vaccines, and a de worming before I can let them fully interact. I have to remember, that she did come from the street, and may have worms. In the photo above, Robbi the kitten, is inside the cat carrier, while Koda and Kiki were lying beside the crate, just sort of sniffing things out. The reason for that is, I want my other pets to take in her scent, and allow her to get used to them as well.
Robbi is currently staying in a bedroom. I go in and spend lots of time with her, feed her, handle her, anything to help her realize that she is safe, and in good hands. She has already come a long way in just 2 days. She is becoming very interactive with me and my hubby, so I decided to bring my daughters in the room for a little bit as well. My youngest daughter laid down to watch little Robbi eat her food, and what happened next was so priceless. As you can see in the photo above, Robbi crept her way over to my daughter to inspect her. I have taught my kids a lot about how to handle and treat animals, so she knew just to lay still, and let the kitten give her a little sniff.
The huskies will often go to the door, and sniff the bottom of it, while she is on the other side sniffing at their noses. For now, it will be a slow and steady process. I will take every precaution necessary, to make sure this kitten will be safe and sound, by taking these baby steps, and a slow introduction, I know I am on the right path. It will take time, but will be so worth it in the end.
Stay tuned for next weeks update on our progress.
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