Cat Talk: The divide is closing

Mlady                                   Dotty

Dotty has been with us for about 12 weeks now.  Mlady has gone through a whole range of adjustment issues, where Dotty has been trying to stay out of her way.  At first I thought I would just let them work it out between themselves, but when I saw a scratch on Dotty’s nose and then a puncture that was healing on her neck I knew I had to intervene.  I started breaking up their battles as well as separating them in different parts of the house.  When I put Mlady in a confined space she seemed to blame Dotty and went after her even more.  The last week or so, I’ve been putting Dotty in the large utility room at night.  It has its own kitty box, her food and water, and the cat carrier with a cushy blanket in it positioned by the heat vent.  There’s a night light back there as well.

Dotty has been a lot calmer during the day when I let her out instead of a nervous wreck looking around for her tormentor.  I think Mlady has the impression Dotty is being punished and she has the whole rest of the house to herself and so hasn’t been attacking Dotty.  I think she was hunting her at night before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 says:

    I was hoping they could live in peace with each other.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      How’s your Martha doing?

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        She is doing great…into everything…basically a clumsy 60-70lb puppy who wants to know what is going on all of the time.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 Awww I’m thinking of maybe getting a puppy this spring.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            Oh cool! It’s a lot of work but well worth it as you know. That will introduce another varient in your home…you won’t ever be bored.

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  2. I hope things work out.

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  3. I have the same problem with one cat being picked on here. Separation seems to be working, but it would be much better if they could all get along.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Li, I have tagged you for FTS, the forgotten Island. I do hope you will accept the tag.
    http://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/01/22/finish-the-story-the-forgotten-island-2020-3/

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, Sadje 🙂

      Like

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Beautiful kitties! I hope they get used to each other and get along better real soon. I know it takes awhile. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Barbara, they are and I hope so too.

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  6. magarisa says:

    I hope that given enough time, they’ll learn to get along.

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