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Re: Re: Christmas in March, vole damage


It has taken lots of time to get my 4 comfortable with each other.  Slugger
has thrown things out of kilter again.  he does practice some restraint, but
when he doesn't, he finds out in short order that he can't get away with
it - at least when I"m around. I come thundering at him and cowers. he gets
banished to the FL room - which isn't exactly hell, but sort of limbo. Time
will tell.
Kitty - I had a good laugh today, reading Get Fuzzy.  Check it out:
http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/getfuzzy/



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 2:22 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] 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
> mtalt@hort.net
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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
> everything.
> >
> > I have to say that my attitude toward Slugger alternates between
> finding him
> > sweet and annoying.  Since he was the neighborhood bully, a roving
> tomcat
> > 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
> when
> > 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
> bay.
> > With the better weather coming on, however, I hope he'll tire of
> the novelty
> > of me.
>
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