We called Ingrid when our two bonded cats started viciously fighting all of the sudden after years of being best friends. We were heartbroken and worried they would never have the same relationship. Ingrid identified the problem as misplaced aggression due to seeing a neighbor cat out the window and taught us exactly how to reintroduce the babies so they could repair their relationship. It took a lot of patience and sometimes it was frustrating for us because it's heartbreaking to see your babies acting like enemies. but Ingrid was our biggest cheerleader and helped us stay committed to the whole process until they could safely tolerate each other again. We weren't sure if they would ever regain their friendship, but slowly, after months of patience and practice they began to play and sit together again. Now, almost a year later they are once again best buddies and love to cuddle and play together. We are so thankful for Ingrid's expert advice and support that got us through a really difficult time with our babies and we're thrilled that they recovered their special bond. We cannot thank Ingrid enough and we continue using the training and skills she taught us (and the cats!) to maintain their health and minimize conflict. As a fun bonus, in the process of reintroduction we learned that Sokka is incredibly smart and loves to pick up tricks! Now he knows shake, high five, twirl, sit, and he can push a button!
Hannah Viola, PhD
University of Michigan