Moving my 9-year-old cat while also adopting 2 new cats?
My old girl Bella
Moving my 9-year-old cat to my place while also adopting 2 new younger cats. Conflict? I just moved from my parents' house to my own place and I wanted to bring my old cat with me. My apartment isn’t cat-safe yet and I won’t have time to make it so and also bring my old girl over before I have to leave to go adopt my new cats.
I’m adopting a 1-year-old mama cat and one of her kittens from a friend who can’t keep them anymore. I would prefer to bring my current cat to the apartment first and let her get used to the place before I introduce new cats, but since I have to travel overnight to adopt these other cats and I can’t find a sitter for her, that’s not an option.
She’s lived with other cats before but she was fairly neutral towards them, not aggressive but not buddy-buddy either. Essentially, what would be my best course of action to minimize conflict and keep everyone as happy as possible?
Advice on transporting cats in the car over long distances would also be appreciated. Sorry for the long post. Thank you!