So now that you are bringing a cat home, what can you expect? Unlike dogs, cats are extremely territorial and don’t trust too easily. To start with, bring your cat home in a carrier. This will provide a sense of security to the cat. Don’t show her the house as if it were purchasing it from you. Take her to the new room you have designated for the first week. And always ensure that the toilet lid is down if you happen to choose the bathroom as its first living quarters.
Quite naturally, everyone will want to meet the newest member so lay down ground rules that do not overwhelm the cat. Sit down on the floor and wait patiently till it comes to you. Do not force her into anything. Let her take her own sweet time getting acquainted to the new surroundings. In the event she decides not to approach then just let her be and try once more some other time. Remember that cats do not trust easy and are therefore easily frightened. Some cats may even decide not to come out and play when you are around rather choosing the quite of the night to do so – give them their space.