|Purred: Tue Jan 15, '13 10:58am PST |
|My problem's not as serious as yours, as there's been no blood, but it is similar. More than 5 years ago, someone 'dumped' a kitten, about 4 months old, at my barn. I tried to find him another home but couldn't, so Blue became part of the family. He's very energetic at times, and seems to get carried away. Although he'll sometimes bother Mordred, he's slightly smaller than Mordred, so not much happens.
With 7-pound Althea, however, (Blue is 14 pounds), it's a different story. I'm not sure exactly what happens because I've never seen it, but I'll hear Althea scream; when I get there, some of her white fur will be on the floor. I've punished Blue, and, as he's gotten older, things seem to be *somewhat* better - but then it happened again last night. I grabbed him and screamed at him and refused to let him into the bedroom with us. This morning, *after I'd given him his breakfast, which he hadn't touched*, I caught him climbing up to the top of the 6-foot high entertainment center, where Althea eats. As soon as he heard me, he jumped down. I caught him and threw him outside for 3 or 4 hours (it's in the mid 30s and raw but he had access to the basement). I'd have a much happier home if he weren't in it; short of rehoming him (which I would do if I the right home were available), I don't know what to do. I hate the stress on Althea - and wonder what goes on when I'm not home.
On the other hand, they usually sleep in adjoining cuddlers (though I have seen Althea smack at him as he walks by, and I've heard her hiss at him); I've seen them sniff noses - I've even seen her chase him.
If anyone has ideas, I'm willing to consider them.
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