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    The behaviorist said most cats follow a 3, 3, 3 rule when they move to a new situation. Three days for their stress hormones to get worked out of their body so they can calm down, 3 weeks to figure out who the people are that are feeding and caring for them and begin to trust them, and 3 months for a new place to feel like home. The girls seem to be right on track.

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    Whenever we adopted our cat, the shelter recommended keeping her in the bathroom for as long as it took for her to become accustomed to us, our home, the smells, etc. Their recommendation was 4 days or more if needed. I put her food, water and litter box in there, and she ended up transitioning really well to our home. Maybe confine them to a smaller space - just the bathroom while they grow accustomed to you, the sounds in and around your house, smells, etc.

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    And two weeks later the girls are getting more and more comfortable living in my office. Now they pretty much ignore me when I come and go, and both of them will come into our laps to eat food and treats while we pet them.
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    Aww, good new on the cat front.

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    Great news!!

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    That is wonderful!

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