Sampson has been living with us for about 6 months now. He actually settled in pretty quickly after getting here. He clearly remembered me, and was happy to cuddle up to me. He also quickly got used to husband, and nowadays will spend as much time on his lap as he does on mine. Perhaps more!
However, he and the other cats have yet to get beyond the tolerating each other stage.
Sampson does know how to get along with other cats. In England he lived with three others (four, in fact, when we first got him) and got along just fine with them. We would frequently find him cuddled up with either or both of the other boy cats, Woody and Sacher.
Lola and Elvis too know how to get along with other cats. Lola always got along brilliantly with her sister, Maisi, and has been at least tolerant of Elvis and the foster kittens that we had. She even allows Elvis to give her kisses sometimes, but generally prefers to be alone or with us than with the boys.
Elvis got along wonderfully with the kittens when we had them, and even became like a dad to one of them in particular. We would frequently see the two cuddled up together. Ever since we got him he has tried to be friends with Lola but she frequently rebuffs him. As I said, she’ll tolerate his kisses for a while, but once she’s had enough she’ll tell him to stop by way of a cuff around the ear.
To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me if we never see Lola cuddling up with either of the boys (at least not on purpose), but I haven’t given up hope that Elvis and Sampson will become friendlier with one another. I’m certain they must both miss the cat cuddles that they used to have.
If yours is a multi-cat household, are your cats friends with each other, or merely acquaintances (or – hopefully not! – enemies)? How long did it take them to tolerate or become friendly with one another?