Vante's former care-giver, Linda, has given me some suggestions to help figure out what is making Vante such a 'hater'.
1--I've contacted the Dumb Friends League for some behavioral advise. I should hear back from them soon.
2--I'm going to make a doctor's appointment for Vante next week. We'll double-check her urine (she's urinated outside the box a few times, so I want to be on the safe side). Also to make sure she's physically fit.
3--The cat furniture I ordered should be here next week. Providing vertical space for them to explore.
4--I've contacted the gentleman who makes the Best Friends cat shelves. Hopefully his hand is healed and I can place my order. (If not, I'm contemplating having somebody make cat-shelves for my girls.)
In other news, my sister-in-law, a recent college graduate will be coming to live with us. Her 3 year old neutered male cat, Tucker, and her 15-year-old dog, Ginger, will be coming to live with us also. I'm excited but a bit worried. Things are most likely going to get worse before they get better, but I'm hopefully optimistic.
If this doesn't work we're getting a Pet Psychic!