Okay, I need some good advice. I had a momma kitty, Sissy. I got Sissy almost a year ago, just after Halloween when she very skitishly followed my son into the house–which I allowed due to his supper cute pleading eyes and and the fact that she’d been spray painted.
She and my son hit it off famous. They were best buds and played and played and played. She grew to trust and love me, too. Then she got out one day and grew to “love” some rake of a tom. She had three babies on mother’s day. I allowed my son to keep one–which he named Barack.
Sissy loved her babies and was a good mommy. Barack seemed like a real solice to her when the other two were gone. They played and ran and entertained eachother and us.
I had plans to have them both “fixed” sometime this month, but almost two months ago now, maybe a month and a half, not sure, Sissy made a run for the door one night. I couldn’t get her back in and she just never came back.
My son cried. Her son searched for her and looked so sad. He’s gotten to be the most loving cat I’ve ever had, and I’m now quite attached to Barack.
Today, the nighbor knocked at the door and was holding Sissy, half starved, in her arms. I’d come home the other night and thought I saw her running accross the parking lot, but when I called she didn’t come or answer. There was some odd meowing when I said her name, but she would not come. So, anyway, I guess it really was her after all.
But now, she is being very territorial and doesn’t want Barack in “her” house or on “her” mom at all. They seem not to recognize eachother at all. She’s finally stopped trying to kill him for the time being, but if I reach towards him, she freaks out and runs between us to try and shred him before I get there.
What in the world do I do? If they can’t both stay, I’d let go of Sissy first, buy my son will NOT understand and his little heart will be broken again. How do I make them get along? Do they just need time, or should I separate them?
I’ll still be getting them fixed, but I’m pretty sure Sissy is too thin at the moment and I’ll need to give her time to re-adjust to things first.