Peacemaker Helps Teddy Accept his New Foster
I am a foster volunteer for a local rescue group. Peanut, one of the kittens I was fostering was returned from her adopter and became my third foster fail. My second cat, Teddy, was unhappy about her joining our family - swatting and biting at Peanut and skulking and hiding. One of my cats also urinated on my bed. I had heard from a friend about Spirit Essences and gave it [Peacemaker] a try. Teddy has since returned to his more normal, relaxed self and all three of my cats seem more content.
I've observed that Teddy sometimes needs alone time with me and does better when he and I can spend some time each day cuddling without the other animals around. Also, Peanut is a high energy 9 month old kitten who loves to hunt. She was returned because she had started peeing in inappropriate places, which I suspect meant she wasn't getting enough stimulation and attention. I try to play with her several times a day and get her panting hard to drain her energy. She chirps to invite me to play.
Teddy was found abandoned in a back yard at about a week old. Being a bottle baby, he did not grow up with littermates. I adopted him at about the same age as Peanut is now. While he gets along with his adopted brother, Simon and my dog, he really prefers human company. Peanut really enjoys hunting play requires a lot of attention. I think Teddy was feeling neglected and insecure.
- Mary S.
From Woodside, NY