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Yesterday marked our first attempt to integrate the two cats. We’ve had them separated for the last week – one upstairs and one downstairs. Smee’s been transitioning nicely to his new home, and has come to trust me and R completely. Inara, on the other hand, is not happy about this new development, and hasn’t been fond of the idea of having a brother.

We opened the door to the basement last night and let Inara find her way up on her own. There was the expected hissing and snarling, but they seemed to be tolerating the other for most of the evening. Smee chased Inara upstairs at one point and she hid from him under the bed – and then he hid from her at the other end of the bed! Later on, Inara chased Smee into the basement and took a swipe at him, and that’s when we called off the experiment for the night.

Today, things were a little rougher. There was much more growling and snarling from both of them, and I had to break up the beginnings of a cat fight. I’ve isolated them from each other again, and tomorrow, we’ll try to feed them together on opposite sides of the basement door. Hopefully taking a small step back will make everyone happier and more comfortable. All-in-all, though, I don’t think it was too bad for a first try.

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