Well, the new kitten is here… and Cairo is absolutely terrified. He has been hiding ever since. I brought the kitten’s carrier over to Cairo so he could smell it, and he was terrified of that, too.
I’m beginning to think that Cairo wants to be an only cat. I’m beginning to think we’ll have to give the kitten back.
I know, I know, it hasn’t been very long. It’s just that Cairo shows no curiosity or interest… nothing but terror. It’s breaking my heart to see him so afraid and to know that I caused it. I thought he would be happier with a playmate and cuddlemate, but I always knew there was a chance that this might happen too.
Any advice? Any tried-and-true methods of initiating cat friendship? I’m all ears right now. I can’t bear the thought of Cairo being so afraid, and I can’t bear the thought of having to give the kitten back.