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Were going to share a not so great pic and a semi long post today to help bring some hope to other families ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
3 months ago there was a stray cat in our backyard that set off a transferred aggression episode between eden and ryker ....during this eden managed to hurt her paw while running and blamed ryker for it ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been 3 months of low points and feeling like nothing was going to get better ...it was 3 months of keeping them separate, it was 3 weeks of vet visits and consultations between me and the vet to find something that helped with bringing them back together ...it was a huge drain on my bank account and nothing seemed to work ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been 3 months of trying to reintroduce my previously very close and cuddly cats ...there has been little fights, there has been territorial issues, and only short visits between the two of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BUT last night was a turning point....this photo was taken yesterday afternoon, she never let him this close, or even on the windowperch but she did yesterday and then they spent the ENTIRE night together, (almost 13 hours) with no issues...there was still some hissing and growling but not alot of it, and they laid close together and were both able to coexist and sleep in the same room ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With time and patience I think that they will be able to be together again, we werent going to share this story cause it's been a low point and very hard on the hoomans as well as the cats but if theres a chance that our story can give others who are experiencing this some hope then we have to share!