In August I move in with my fiance. He has two cats. The cats and I mostly get along. What do I need to know?
They're still 'young', about two? They're still a bit skittish around me because they are really dumb and haven't gotten 100% used to me yet.
I know how to feed them. I've got that part down. They're not consistent about their love of treats; sometimes they want them, sometimes they couldn't care less.
I know eventually that they'll accept me as a provider of noms and become more affectionate, like they are with fiance. Well, that's what he tells me, anyway. He grew up with cats so I trust his judgement here.
Now, the tough questions: how quickly can cats change their habits? Right now, the cats are free to go into the bedroom as they please. However, I start school in September. My desk is going in the bedroom. If I'm working on something, I'm going to close the door and not let the cats in. I don't care if they whine or poke their paws under the door; they are staying the hell away from all my papers. I've seen enough of "Get Out of There Cat" to know they would quickly take over anything I was paying attention to that isn't them because cats are jerks.