Itâ€™s a bit of an understatement to say that Mellie and Twinkie arenâ€™t on the best of terms. Sometimes a little quick thinking is necessary to prevent or defuse a confrontation. As an example, today Mellie was napping on the bed. There was a nice patch of sunshine next to her and Twinkie wanted a nap in the sunny spot. Mellie doesnâ€™t normally allow Twinkie to get that close, so she responded with her usual warning hiss and bared fangs. Sometimes Twinkie takes the hint and backs down, but today he really wanted that sunshine, so he held his ground. When both these cats hold their ground, things can quickly escalate. Since Twinkie wasnâ€™t really provoking a fight, I didnâ€™t think he needed to give up that sunshine. On the other hand, I didnâ€™t think Mellie needed to give up her napping spot, either. So, the solution? A handy pair of sweatpants laid down between them provided a barrier and a line dividing their territory. Both cats gave me an astonished look, then Twinkie turned his back, settled down, and both cats proceeded with their naps. I guess they were both happy with my solution.
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3/11/09 at 12:04pm