Katzenfilter: How can I make the second cat selection process easier on first cat?
Some kittens are coming over on Saturday (if we don't have a hurricane bearing down on us) for an overnight test run. The lady who fosters the kittens thought it would be best if my first cat spent the day with a couple of kittens to see if she gets along with any of them. I've asked about my cat here before
, due to her aggressiveness. She can be very tense & spooky, but after the initial startling, she often returns to investigate, so I'm hoping she won't spend the whole time hiding under the bed. These kittens have been in a home with other cats & dogs, so the foster cat lady assures me they are relatively fearless.
One problem is that we really only have one suitable space in the house for litterboxes, so I don't think I can easily quarantine the cats. Also, I need to see how they react to each other, so I want all cats to have free access to the house, but I'm aware this may be extremely anxiety-provoking for first cat. Is it a Really Bad Idea to allow the kittens to roam free and mingle with my cat? I don't want to unnecessarily stress my cat if I can help it.
I'm planning on getting an extra litter box and some Feliway plug-ins today. Is there anything else I might need?
Proof of life.