(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
I have a 3yr old shorthair female (grey and white) that we rescued from a frozen ice bank. We had here for about 5 months when we decided to get another cat - this one is now about 1 year old and is also an shorthair female (black). This is the first time ever that we have owned cats, now we wouldn't be without one. But ever since we got the younger cat the older cat has been picking on it. Well lately is has gotten worse, now the older cat will pounce on the young one head with claws and teeth showing. The young can it so scared that she pretty much hides all day - avoids the older cat - will even take the long was around the room if the older cat is in her way. She is very skiddish. She won't even let anybody really hold her. Now the older cat plays with our dog great - never attacks him! What is up with this?? Could it be because they are both female (they are both fixed). Or is it because the older one was here first and she doesn't think the young one belongs here. I feel so bad for the young one because she wants affection so bad but is scared to even come around. My daughter wants another cat but I won't even think of it until I figure these two out. I can't have this cat terrorizing this young one.
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