Then when the rains come, inside they march, creating, for a time, some cat spatting over who sleeps where.
Sisters Tweetie and Button used to be in the house most of the time. However, Button got bullied by Honey and moved to sleeping in the garage cage room, with her sister. Nights they play wildly in the cat yard, wearing themselves out. Tweetie is far more social and flits about near me, craving attention. Every evening, I spend time in the cat yard, reading, taking a wand toy and treats, and play with the yard crew, who love it.
Forest too spends much of his time in the cat yard. He has many friends. Teddy and Willy Wonka are his best friends, but he has many and is well liked.
|Forest gets some love from Teddy, behind him. The boys are best friends.|
|Forest is a beautiful boy.|
Sam is in and out, ever the gadfly and he has some sort of attraction surrounding him. All the other cats want to be near him. And yet often he is just plain mean to his fan base.
Juno adores him, but puts up with his bouts of evil better than the others. Jade follows him around, wanting love. She has lately paired off with Calamity, who is ecstatic to have a close friend. When Sam went after the lovely natured Jade, Teddy quickly stepped in to comfort her slicing Sam with shameful looks for his behavior.
|Sam goes after Jade, who just loves him. She is forced to defend herself. Teddy stepped in, to defend her, then gave Jade head butts and grooming. Teddy likes peace. Sam likes to stir things up.|
Mums is Sam's constant companion. Forest and Teddy love him but know enough to watch for his mood swings.
I don't tolerate bullying. They get a time out and a stern lecture. They want to please me, so they shape up. You don't let behaviors go that you don't want to become accepted. It's work, but worth it.
I also find more discontent if they don't get enough attention or play or if they are having hairball issues. Who isn't cranky when constipated?
The oldsters, Vision and Miss Daisy, are like puppies, and follow me around every waking moment, which also is a challenge sometimes, because the other cats also want attention. But it's all part of the job description---cat clan kingpin, that's me. Ha.