My wife and I adopted yet another cat (our third). It's a small black female, rather young (but not a kitten), slim, with short hair and very beautiful big dark-green eyes. The reason we took her is that she literally lived near our house for about a month, begging for food. We noticed that she was not wild - she was not afraid of us and behaved as if she wants to come inside. Finally, Lesya took her to the veterinary clinic, and they confirmed that she used to be a home cat (spayed), absolutely healthy, virus-free. So we let her in and she now lives with us. Her tentative name is Bagira (after R. Keepling's black panther, a hero of his "Jungle Book" - this one is really black and does look like a little panther, even though she is very tame and affectionate to us). For short, I call her "B-B" (bee-bee).
Now my question. What should we do when our other cat, Pipa - also a young female - attacks B-B? Pipa just can't stand the invasion of this other female feline. She does not let B-B even walk near - growls and hisses and even jumps on poor B-B, making her retreat with a loud pitiful cry. B-B is declawed, so she cannot defend herself, plus she seems like a very soft-natured, non-aggressive cat. Is there any way to "explain" to Pipa that B-B is not her enemy?
Thanks to all who could share any experience!