I tried to preempt any spraying by using Feliway all over. It seemed to do the trick as thankfully, he kept his pee to himself.
He's cautious and bold in his exploration. I loved seeing his tail held high. Every so often as he was checking things out, he would come back to me for a little reassuring head-butt - I love that he trusts me that I am comforting to him.
As you might imagine Oliver was not inclined to end his inside adventure. Once I got him back outside, he parked on the back step for at least an hour, waiting for me to let him back inside. When he finally left his post, he parked in the middle of the yard and just looked at me through the window.
After Oliver was back outside, the inside kitties were set free again. They smelled around the kitchen but were not freaked out by the new scent. Even Buddy seemed fine, which is great.
With this step having gone well, the next phase might involve Oliver meeting Theo and Nahum in the kitchen. I'll be sure to have on hand a noise maker and a water pistol to break things up if need be.
Wow, way to go! Oliver looked quite at home, not scared. Definitely bold. Good first venture inside. It probably won't be long before he's inside for good. :-)ReplyDelete
This is great news! I just loved seeing Oliver and his happy tail and how sweet that he would head butt you and so obviously wants to be inside. I love his cute face!ReplyDelete
I think Oliver grew up in a house, he seems quite at home! Love his wide Tom-face, and he has great expressive eyes, too.ReplyDelete
OH...I am in LOVE!!!!ReplyDelete
Look at those jowls. Isn't he the cat's meow walking around all full of himself. He certainly is a handsome one. You can try the rub down with a sock on the cats..it may help. You rub them down and give your cats his sock to smell and do the same for Oliver.Rub them on their scent glands, under chin, under tail etc. Do this a few times so they are not such a shock when they meet. They will think they have met before. (I hope) Good luck. Can't wait to hear how it all turns out. Deb=^..^=x4ReplyDelete
He's so handsome! And so nice to see how comfortable he was in your home. It's so sweet!!! Hope everything continues to go well :o)ReplyDelete
I am so glad Oliver behaved himself in the kitchen. I agree he is a really handsome guy! So hope the meeting of other felines goes well. One step at a time. ~~LindaReplyDelete
I'm so happy for all of you. Oliver looks like he's lived there forever.ReplyDelete
I think Oliver is home.ReplyDelete
wow - that was a very good start. Purrs for the next step....and mom has this overwhelming urge to kiss Oliver's manly cheeks!! :)ReplyDelete
Oliver reminds me of our Reverend :)ReplyDelete
Just found your blog and I am enjoying it very much - still lots to explore :)