Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pelud vs Sesame

Somehow, Pelud is less defensive against Sesame than Garlic. Maybe its because Sesame is younger, or maybe Sesame is has not been spayed yet. So I decided to try introducing Pelud to Sesame first.

Face off when the 2 cats met each other. Pelud hissed at Sesame, Sesame just sat there staring at her.

Sesame then started to explore the room. Pelud kept her eyes on Sesame. If he came too near to her, she will hiss at him.

I took the broom to clean the litter sand from the floor and Sesame went to hide under the bed. Pelud still kept her eyes glued to Sesame.

Sesame finally turned to look at Pelud.

The 2 cats faced off again, staring at each other.

Sesame waited till Pelud relaxed a bit and he crawled a little bit closer to her. I was pretty excited now, wondering what Sesame is up to. I was secretly hoping that he will go and lick Pelud, assuring her that he is a friendly cat and would not harm her.

He then stood up and went to the orange ball! And all this while I thought he was interested in Pelud. He was only interested in the toy! Pelud was too surprised to move or hiss.

After Sesame realized that the orange ball is similar to the ones downstairs, just of different color, he grew uninterested and sat down. They were both now extremely close! Pelud probably realized that Sesame is indeed very close.
Pelud hissed. Sesame hissed back.

Sesame decided that he did not like this unfriendly cat that kept hissing at him and decided to walk away.

He walked to the other corner under the bed and went to sleep!

I spent about 30 minutes sprawled on the floor, snapping photos. But it was pretty exciting. Sesame has made much progress with Pelud. But unfortunately, out of his own defense, he hissed back at Pelud towards the end, which makes her even more defensive. The next round, I think I will try with Garlic. Garlic is the sweetest cat you will ever meet and would never hiss back at any cat or anyone, no matter what you do to him.


Daisy said...

Wow! That was a great series of photos. I felt like I was there to witness the whole interaction. I think that was good progress, especially that they could relax enough to sleep within eyesight of each other.

Gattina said...

That's very good signs it means that they are not ennemies but not friends yet. Lisa and Pookie who live for more then 6 years together are not so well behaving then these two ! They hiss and spit at each other. And poor Arthur he is always chased away !

Kimo & Sabi said...

nice to meet you two! Fanks fer visiting us today - come back soon! We will add you to our bloggie roll :)

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

A new cat in the family can be stressful, esp. when they are full grown. Patches really hated Mittens at first, and still gets a naughty streak now and then.

CalicoMom Toni

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful series of photos! :) Good luck introducing Pelud to the Spice Cats. It is a process that can definitely take some time. It looks like things are going fairly well!

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Wonderful Images! Thank you for sharing them!

Blondie said...

I'm so glad to see the interaction is starting. So cute!!!!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Such wonderful pictures of Sesame and Pelud. What fun to have 5 cats in one house!

Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

sen chia said...

where is pepper?

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

senchia, Pepper stays away (She stil does). She is not the friendlist cat, but she loves people though. People who have met Pepper would not have guessed that she was actually a stray, quite a fierce one actually. She would not let herself be bullied. She is a people-cat, not cat-cat nor a dog-cat.