We adopted both cats from the shelter on the same day. The younger one was 1 year old or so and the other was closer to 2 years old the vet said.
We had them for 14 years and they really didn’t play together at all with the one taking over and the other was okay with her doing that.
They rarely sat or laid next to one another and even rarer played together with the most being laying in wait then chase the other for a few minutes. However we both work during the day and have no idea what they did while we were gone for 10-12 hours of the day.
After her sister passed 6 weeks ago now she has been constantly crying, we let her sit with us but she only sits with us for a few minutes then leaves still crying. We don’t know what to do at this point, we tried playing with her more but she just gets bored after a few seconds, we have tried feathers, laser lights, getting on the floor with her, etc. but after a few minutes she starts crying again.
We thought at first she was grieving but it’s been 6 weeks and she hasn’t let up at all.
She won’t let us sleep and that’s affecting our work now.
Any suggestions ? Not sure if she needs a new buddy or not as we’ve read that often that’s not the solution.