Yoshi hates her – hisses and snarls every time he sees her. She doesn’t help because every-single-time he appears, she is up his backside, or pouncing on him, or has her nose in his dish…
Percy is a much more chilled out. He has realised his food supply still functions, and he still gets loves and cuddles. Also, he is such a big boy – I suspect it just requires too much energy for him to fight her all the time…
She is staying. But she should consider herself lucky, because she really has the most dreadful manners.
On the positive side – she has learned to use the cat-door at last. Thanks to Julie Q for your advice and encouragement. It took a LOT of encouragement, a LOT of bribery with Temptations Treats, but though she is the most inelegant creature you can imagine, she can get herself in and out as she wants.
On the minus side – she goes outside to play, lie in the sun or just to torment the boys and then she comes INSIDE to pee or poop. She goes right past a litter-box to come inside… and she pees/poops inside regardless of whether there is actually a litter-box in her favourite spot! I am at a loss over this issue – so any suggestions would be gratefully received.
If we are preparing or eating food – of any kind – we have a kitten clawing at us – literally clawing, trying to climb up our bodies, leaping onto the plate, trying to hook food directly off our plates. Her own food is always available – and she eats enough for three, though she is still very small (yes, she has been wormed). We are going to resort to locking her away while we eat – a sort of time-out for bad manners.
Lastly, I’m not sure our curtains are going to survive her onslaught. She races through the house at top speed – sideways around corners, slipping on rugs, crashing into furniture – building up speed till she reaches the dining room, where she launches herself to land on the curtains at about shoulder height – MY shoulder – then she scrabbles her way up a bit further before bouncing down to start all over again.
She has learned she is not to go on the kitchen benches – but she likes to watch me work – so she goes outside and sits on the windowsill… clever girl!
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