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Re: Re: Christmas in March, vole damage

Well, Kitty, the poor thing has realized (probably for the first time
in his life) that a human can be kind and has imprinted on you and is
trying to make up for years of not having any affection.  I'm sure
your other guys resent him no end, but, they might get used to him if
he makes any effort to be friends.  If he just whacks them at every
opportunity, they will have an uneasy truce but never any friendship.
 I had one like that when I had my herd.  He didn't like anybody and
nobody liked him, but they existed together.

Cats, given their druthers, want to be only cats; they are not keen
on sharing space with other cats, but they can learn to do so - after
a fashion.

I *know* how unsettling this sort of thing is; best of luck there and
hopefully warm weather and going outside will take the pressure off.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> The Fab 4 do not like Slugger.  He tries to get along, but also I
think he
> secretly enjoys taunting them by simply being there -smack in the
middle of
> the hallway, at the entrance from outside, in the doorway to the
room I'm
> in, on the ottoman next to my chair.  Jack growls incessantly at
the sight
> of him; Seamus cries unnervingly and unendingly; Mick walks in
extreme slow
> motion past him;  Braveheart is simply wary - but BH is wary of
> I have to say that my attitude toward Slugger alternates between
finding him
> sweet and annoying.  Since he was the neighborhood bully, a roving
> that more or less ruled his domain and allowed no human near him
(that I was
> aware of), it has come as quite a surprise that, now healed, this
cat won't
> go away.  He prefers to stay in the house, on  my lap or at my side
> possible.  He follows me from room to room.  He prefers the
litterbox to the
> out of doors.  He wants attention.  I'm used to cats that take care
of each
> other with, of course, a daily dose or two of affection from me,
but not
> this constant need.  His presence also tends to keep the others at
> With the better weather coming on, however, I hope he'll tire of
the novelty
> of me.

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