Oh, this will probably be a long one.
I started out with 2 cats. They knew each other from the beginning of their lives. Their names are Pippa (female) and Simba (male).
1 1/2 years ago, I rescued a 10 year old female cat, named Pepper. Well, Pepper and Simba got along fine, but Pippa and Pepper hate each other.
Three months ago Simba died. He was 8 years old and we still don't know what was wrong with him.
Anyway, this left Pepper and Pippa. Simba was the "neutralizer" between the 2 girls, I guess, and now they are left to work their differences out amongst one another!
Pippa just got over a kind of depression about losing her buddy. She stopped eating, would pace and meow all night long. I did take her to the vet and they couldn't find anything medically wrong with her. Just the past months she's started to be her same old self again, and has regained her lost weight.
She and Pepper have started to agree to disagree, better than they have in the last 18 months.
Now the question. My daughter wants me to go look at this kitten that the local vet has up for adoption. Someone had left a litter of kittens at the vets, so they had no choice but to take them in. My daughter was there with a friend of mine and this little kitty reminds her so much of Simba. I finally agreed that I would go look at the kitten with her today.
So what would this do to Pippa and Pepper? Would it re-establish a "neutralizer" or make things worse? Pippa is 9 and Pepper is about 11, the kitten is 5 weeks old, a male I'm told.
Sorry it's so long, but I had to give all of you the history to understand my dilemma!
Thanks in advance for any advice!