Three FIV cats are better than one
I had socialized Sam with a cat a few months back and that worked out well, but she was only with us a short time when my friend made arrangements for cat to go live with her son. Sam seemed like the wind was taken from his sails.
My veternarian advised me to not take in anymore cats, because if Sam got into a fight that it would cause him to feel stress and get sick. I went against my veterinarians recommendations and did socialize the two female cats.
Learn how I socialized these cats here
I am not sure if Sam was lonely for a cat companion or what, but he welcomed those two girl cats like they were long lost pals and the cats were happy to see him too. There has never been territory marking, or cat squabble. The three of them just get along. They sleep together, groom each other and play together.
So how is Sam doing? What I noticed is that Sam's overall disposition has improved. I thought he was depressed but now he is back to his "ole self" meowing, talking to the birds in the morning from his window and playing with the girl cats, we hear them playing with their toys and it is all good.
To tell you the truth, I think I got lucky that the cats were accepting of each other. It could have gone worse if there had been an alpha cat in the mix.