An area of concern that some people had had for us was how Inky would react to William. Per instructions from a veterinarian tech, Matt had taken back a hat that William had worn to have her sniff to be prepared for William’s arrival. We were hopeful for and curious how the first meeting would go.
Matt handled the gentle and slow cat and baby introduction by bringing William over to Inky’s cat house perch. This allowed her to meet him in an place she viewed as especially part of her territory.
Inky was willing to come close and sniff him. She did not meow, growl, or give any signs of aggression or distress.
Still, we realize she didn’t fully know what to make of him, or realize he is now a permanent part of our family.
Inky had shown interest in the bassinet and we even found her in the lower compartment keeping warm. We look forward to her and William becoming friends over time.