18th April 21:46
Female Cats Not Getting Along and the Consequences-Update
Just when you think you've hit the bottom .......
I'm really happy to report that things have gotten better!
After a couple of bumps along the way. We kept Callie inside for three
days while she was recuperating and on the 4th day, she broke out of
the house when the mailman delivered a package, and came home
repentant at dinner time, when she proceeded to crawl into my lap and
purr for four hours. Then she asked to be admitted to Flower's "half"
of the house, promptly crawled under the bed to talk to her, and they
both came out and started jumping around the living room together. I
left all the doors open that night, heard some chasing, and in the
morning, they were both sleeping there about a foot from each other
So Flower moves! She still is pretty leery about the humans moving
towards her and will only let me pet her while she's very close to the
bed, and picking her up is a no-no, but except for some occasional
mild jousting from time to time, they are co-existing. Once in a
while, they even curl up on the bed together (each on one side of a
queen bed). And I caught them playing soccer with a milk ring
I'm so relieved :>
Flower watches intently whenever Callie gets cuddled and picked up, so
I think she's thinking about it :>
We are going to let Callie continue to have some outdoor time, as I am
not comfortable removing such a source of joy from her life just to
keep me from having to worry about her, but Flower is strictly indoors
until she calms down.
We are modifying Callie's outdoor time to just the mornings and a few
hours around dinnertime and she has been cooperative with the new
It's always darkest before the morning ..... as they say....
Thanks for the advice.