This isn't a complaint, but an attempt to understand. Jamie is an extremely well-behaved cat, if you ignore his fascination with electronics (he loves the phone, printers, and DVD player). The only taboo zone in our house is the counter area including the sink, range, and clothes dryer (because of the range). He'll be seven in April, and, except for the first few weeks he lived here, he has abided by that rule. The past 4 or 5 days, however, he has really been defiant. As soon as one or both of us are in the kitchen, he jumps up on the dryer or range, and hunkers down till we physically remove him. I started back to work on Monday after a two-week break, and his nemesis, our half cat ZsaZsa, has basically decided to live full time at our neighbor's, only coming here for an occasional meal. Our (recently resident) nephew turned 18 last Saturday, and moved into his own apartment on Sunday. Those are the only recent changes I can think of. Jamie is used to me having relatively long breaks, and then returning to work, has always been extremely nasty to ZsaZsa, and resentful/jealous of our nephew. The older he gets, the cuddlier he becomes, and he's had lots of cuddles. He had a health check-up yesterday, and the vet pronounced him perfectly fit. What message am I missing?
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1/14/06 at 2:07pm