Miss Kitty is very sweet but nervous if taken by surprise. We were able to slowly socialize her but our 4-year-old Pookey continues to chase her. Pookey has always been a very friendly and sensitive cat. We’re so unhappy that she’s aggressive with Miss Kitty. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You should arrange a small room for Miss Kitty with all of her comforts. Once she becomes settled add a screen door or floor to ceiling gate to let the cats observe each other and interact without physical contact. Slowly Pookey will be able to vent her aggression without incident. Mention Pookey’s name whenever you enter Miss Kitty’s room so Pookey will feel involved.
Eventually you can engage each cat in play on either side of the door so they’ll increase their tolerance of each other. Miss Kitty should have short forays out of her security spot. During these times, arrange to have Pookey on your lap and shower her with praise and affection. This will probably be a slow process but should give you a basis to integrate Miss Kitty into your household. Patience is the key!