|Mauhaus photos from Facebook|
It took our previous cat, our tortoise shell Taz, several months to stop being grouchy about Saki. She protested the presence of the interloper by hanging around in the kitchen---asserting a high place in the house, I suppose. But the two of them became buddies after a while and have been for these years since.
On our journey of being crazy cat people, we adopted a third cat last week!
There's a back story. During the past year, when daughter Emily was studying in Japan, she liked to visit the cat cafe, Neko no Mise, in Machida. (http://animalcafes.com/v/25515.html) Cat cafes, already popular in Asia, are coffee houses with cats who you can pet.
Meanwhile, a cat cafe opened in the Maplewood community of St. Louis, not too far from our house. Here is their website: http://mauhauscafe.com Unlike the Japanese place, all the cats (except two, who live there permanently) are available for adoption. When Emily returned to the states, Mauhaus (which my damn auto-correct keeps wanting to spell Bauhaus, LOL) has become a favorite place to get coffee and enjoy the fifteen or so kitties.
Acclimating her to the other two cats has been wonderfully easy. After a week spent in the (finished) basement, she has been spending quality time exploring the house, although we still have her in the basement at night.
As I wrote five years ago: A new pet isn’t as drastically life-changing as a baby. (Emily's birthday is coming up!) But they do introduce additional responsibilities into your day. If you’re a “pet person,” though, your very well being depends upon a little four-legged critter who is your special friend, a refuge and companion amid your tasks and challenges. A new pet is the beginning of a new period of your life, and the anticipation of many family stories and adventures.