Every guru of How to Integrate a New Cat into Home 101 proclaims: YOU MUST NOT LET THE CATS INTERACT UNTIL THE NEW CAT IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED. This hilarious command reminds me of the edicts I used to read about in my child-rearing days. Ridiculous and impossible fantasies spun by, well, liars.
But, because my kids are teenagers and I’ve pretty much fantasized their childhoods into edens of combed hair, clean faces, and successful craft projects, I will try to uphold the Wisdom of Kittydom.
Only Henry will not stop his incessant crying. His crying is sending my cats into tizzies of restless attacks on the door. They are pacing. They are mewing. They are all of them driving me mad.
According to the How to Integrate a New Cat into Home gurus this just may continue for weeks.
I do vaguely remember this from my days parenting babies. Just let them cry…