The first cats Jewel met were Lavender and Lily, whom Baer fostered, then adopted. Initially, the cats watched Jewel from the safety of the kitchen countertop. But slowly, they started to get used to her.
"They would get around her more and more as I let [Jewel] into the house with me around," Baer said. "I trusted her, but was still cautious."
Eventually, Jewel, Lavender and Lily forged a friendship, and it didn't take long before they were cuddling together on the floor.