Is cat too old to change who she lives with

sandyandjamiesandyandjamie Member Posts: 2
We have litter mate sisters since they were 9 wks old that have lived w us and our two girls. Our older daughter has moved about 90 minutes away and wants to take "her" cat with her. Mollie is now all but 8 yrs old. I'm worried that this is not a good idea for many reasons. She is a quiet tabby w attitude. We love her dearly. She has such a unique personality. She has her routine... especially where she sleeps. We live in a rural area, quiet. Judy,our daughter, lives in a noisy city. She and her fiance are loud people. We didn't allow this in our home. Am I overreacting w worry about Judy taking Mollie w her? 


  • ourboytofuourboytofu Member Posts: 23
    Is the cat very attached with your daughter? If their bond isn't very strong, I am a bit concerned about the stress of putting the cat in a new environment and losing her littermate companion. What do you think you're going to do in this situation?
  • mmglossonmmglosson Member Posts: 11
    If she does end up going I would make the transition gradual.  Before they take her take some of her sent soaked items to the new place first that way she has familiar scents in her new home.  Jackson Galaxy (My Cat From Hell) used a collar made of cat fur collar that had the littermate’s smell on it for the other cat that laid near her stuff.  Maybe too if there were a blanket or two with her littermate’s scent.  It may be better that she stays with you guys since she’s not used to loud noises.  It’s could be detrimental to her health both mentally and physically.
  • sandyandjamiesandyandjamie Member Posts: 2
    We kept her w us
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