We had three cats. One was Ebony, a black male cat who was 5 years old and neutered. Mainly an outside cat and dominant one in his territory. Then we brought home our Siamese cat Sheba as a kitten and Ebony adjusted to her. We didn't get Sheba spayed in time and she eventually had two litters of kittens. Ebony met up with a coyote about 6 weeks ago, and well no more Ebony. Sheba is 2 years old and her kitten that we kept from her last litter is now 6 months old. Her name is Kiara. They are both spayed now. Sheba and Kiara have been the best of friends until I went on vacation for three weeks. I had been away from Sheba before but this was the first time I had been away from Kiara for such an extended period of time. When I left I guess Sheba went into PMS mode. She hisses and growls at Kiara and is getting more aggressive starting to try and attack her. Kiara just ignores Sheba but does back off. Kiara totally bonded with my husband during my absence and still liked me when I came back home. Sheba is not aggressive towards me or my husband at all. She is still my sweet, cuddly kitty, but when she sees Kiara she wants down and wants to get after Kiara. My husband thinks with the loss of Ebony that Sheba is trying to take over the role as dominant cat and trying to keep Kiara in her place. The cats are basically outside all day. When they are in at night Kiara will sleep on the bed with us... yeah where Sheba used to sleep. Now Sheba will just sleep in her cat bed out in the living room. If Sheba comes into the bedroom at all it is just to get after Kiara. What's happened between my girls? I don't want Sheba to drive Kiara away, I love them both so much! Will they ever be friends again?
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10/18/07 at 8:22pm