More than a year after Fluffy Cat passed, and working from home during the pandemic, we decided it was a good time to bring home a friend for Big Cat. It turned out everyone thought it was a good time to adopt kittens during the pandemic, so there were none available for a few months.
While I fully support adopting older cats, Big Cat is not in agreement with that thought. I tried to save a stray years ago. He demonstrated how territorial he is by refusing to allow that cat anywhere near the litter box. We ended up adopting the stray cat out to my parents and learned adult cat adoption was off the table with Big Cat ruling the house.
Eventually I found this energetic ball of fluff to adopt, and she paid zero attention to Big Cat’s unhappy rumbling as she flew and stumbled around the house. I said I would not get a long-hair cat again, but she is mostly only medium hair length. The spunk and those adorable ear tufts were also too cute to pass up.
After a few days Big Cat warmed up to her enough to allow her to curl up beside him.
She would play with Big Cat by attacking and pouncing on him. He, of course, did his unhappy growling and just sat and stared at her. After enough pounces he would rise up and smack her down with one paw in a WWE move. Little Cat thought this was fantastic and after a moment would get up to start the play fighting all over again.
Big Cat had enough of her taking over his lap space.
I’m just glad Big Cat is an energetic 16 years. They play cat chase in the middle of the night and sometimes during the day. He tolerates her sleeping curled up next to him because she is warm and that makes it acceptable. He will not share the cardboard boxes or the Cat Cave though, so clearly we need at least two of each scattered around the house. It is absolutely worth the clutter. Welcome Little Cat.