I know others have more pets, but for us this is a full house. We still have our foster pup (don't think the meet and greet last weekend was a success) and we got 2 tiny foster kittens delivered last Sunday.
It's pretty chaotic still. The kittens had never met eachother before so at first they were growling and hissing at eachother too. And they growl and "spit" at Banjo - even though she tries so very, very hard to make friends with them and is very gentle. And they growl at the pup - who isn't trying to be gentle at all. And they growl at my cat who growls back and then runs off. Sigh.
But things are slowly improving. The kittens finally started playing with eachother this morning. After days of patiently inching closer, Banjo finally managed to sniff one of the kitten's nose without getting growled at last night. She looked so very pleased with herself at this achievement. But then pushed it too far, too fast. The pup didn't show much of an interest in the kittens until she started trying to "pat" them yesterday but a couple of well-timed squirts of the spray bottle brought her back in line. Our cat unfortunately isn't adapting very well. She stayed out all night (I wasn't fast enough closing the door when she came in for her dinner). But I have also seen her ask the foster pup for support by running up to her and meowing at her. And got a nice gentle reaction. Which is a nice change from the foster pup trying to corner her to put a heavy paw on her back.
I do love multi-pet households but it's pretty full on to start with.