1 year old

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Yogi 1 year old
According to the record from the animal shelter, Yogi was borned in April 2006 2007. It means that this month Yogi has turned 1!!!

They say that kittens are those who are under 1 year of age. In fact, it was really obvious to me when he turned adult. A few weeks ago, Yogi started to eat less. He doesn’t eat as much as he did when he was a kitten when he first arrived when he would eat non-stop. Now he just eats his portion and stops.

He has also been a lot calmer and more settled down than when he first arrived. He still intimidates Sasha from time to time, but much less. Unfortunately, Sasha is still very traumatized by him, and she is still very skittish and walks around with caution and hypersensitivity.

Yogi’s first picture

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I received Yogi’s record from the shelter, with a picture of him when he was 3 months old then. He was a truly a baby then. His name was Cager at the shelter. Boy, Yogi is a much better name.

Update: He’s so cute and affectionate and everything… but he is still a brat towards Sasha. He just won’t back down and keep torturing Sasha. Most of the time I think I feel resentment towards him. Please work it out, folks!

Yogi’s first picture

Not sure what to do

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

My old cat, Sasha, is not getting along with the new kid, Yogi. We have done the whole slow introduction and separated rooms thing, but it seems like Sasha is just too afraid of him. He is not particularly aggressive to her, I don’t think, but Sasha hisses and growls at his presence and cornered herself without doing anything (such as smacking Yogi and telling him to go away).

She is now terrified to get out under the bed, even to eat, drink and go to the bathroom. Last night, she finally came out cautiously, only until Yogi approached her (with his tail bristled downwards — not sure if this is aggression or fear, as we have found contradicting information), she growled and hissed, they fight a little and Sasha ran away. Yogi really acted like the dominant one now, as he would walk away from a tense moment. Later on, we had to lock Yogi in his room, and dragged Sasha out of the bed (with a lot of hissing and growling), before she would eat and drink like she’s been starved for days.

The situation seems to be getting worse, in the beginning she would still come outside and roam around but now she’s not. We are really starting to worry about her. We know that it takes time for them to get along, but the fact that she felt scared and mortified to come out and eat, drink, pee and poop really worries us.

We really love Yogi and he is so affectionate and friendly to us, he has got bigger even, we hate to see him go, but we can’t sacrifice Sasha also, it’s so unfair to her.