When I first met Fred at the shelter, he had a sign on his cage that said "Let Out Alone"; he didn't get along with other cats. So, it's just been the 2 of us since he adopted me in November. But I work, so I feel guilty that he's home alone so much. And he will sometimes wander the house and cry as though he's lonely (this isn't nighttime yowling).

So, an employee at the vet where I take Fred has been fostering a stray cat/kitten and thinks he would be a great companion for Fred. Pinkerton is a 10-month old "very friendly & playful" boy who was found living outdoors. Now, none of my cats EVER go outside, and Fred has never shown any interest in it. She's bringing Pinkerton to meet Fred tomorrow. We'll follow all the advice for intoducing felines - separate rooms, feeding stations near the door, washcloths with the other's scent, etc. I expect it could take weeks.

The girl who has Pinkerton now understands that if it doesn't work out, she will take him back immediately. BUT - am I asking for trouble anyway? Fred is the perfect cat. No food, litterbox, biting, escaping issues ever. I just want him to be happy and I worry about the crying. Am I nuts? Advice, please.