Asher's mom here.
We've had Asher since he was 6 mos old. He is now 4 years old and has always been the only kitty. He's turned into a sweet, loveable boy (except when at the vet:)). My boyfriend found a kitten at his parent's house and we are trying to decide whether or not to keep him. Our main concern is Asher. I don't want to introduce this new kitty and upset Asher. I'm worried that he'll be miserable forever and that his personality etc. will change. I guess I'm afraid he'll stop being sweet and loveable and become more distant. I like when he greets us at the door and sleeps beside me at night and I don't want that to change.
The little guy is staying in our bathroom for the time being. Asher has met him under the door and seems very curious about him. I've brought the kitten out wrapped in a towel and sat down in the living room holding him and let Asher just look at him and smell him. He still seems curious but then he seems to get "upset" and walk off and go sit in the corner and stare at the kitten like "get that thing out of here." I'm sure this is typical "introducing a new to cat to a resident cat" behavior but I'm still worried. I'm leaving the little guy in the bathroom for a few more days like is recommended (I feel so bad keeping him confined...he scratches and meows at the door) and will be taking him to the vet for a checkup before we let him fully interact with Asher.
I feel that if we were to get a second kitty that a kitten would be best because Asher is indoor-only and he does not even like to see another cat in his yard! I feel like if we were to introduce an adult kitty he would be very defensive of "his" house and see the new cat as a threat. With a kitten I think with it being so little it's less of a threat and more of a curiousity.
I've never introduced cats before. Should I be concerned for Asher or am I just worrying over nothing?