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Beh. Cats.
In this apartment there is me, and there are 2 cats: Moofy, who is probably about 10 months old (but nobody knows for sure) and is closer to a pygmy domesticated panther than a housecat (he's a long and lithe shorthair, all black with gold eyes), and there is a female kitten, not yet 3 months old, tentatively called Aiko, who is the cutest little pink-nosed grey-eyed mediumhair calico you've ever seen.

If I leave both cats out without closed doors between them, the kitten constantly attacks Moofy until he gets pissed off enough to hurt her a little bit, and then she doesn't stop. I haven't left them both out long enough to find out what he'd do next. I have a feeling that he hates her and is only being as nice as he is because she's so small.

If I lock the kitten here with me in the bedroom and leave the rest of the house to Moofy, I can't get anything done for having my hands and feet constantly attacked, and Moofy whines outside the door. Plus it gets all hot in here with the door shut.

If I lock Moofy here with me in the bedroom and leave the rest of the house to the kitten, he gets restless and drives me to distraction by jumping and whizzing about, and the kitten like as not finds something particularly annoying to destroy. And it still gets all hot in here with the door shut.

If I lock Moofy in the bathroom and leave the rest of the house for me and the kitten, I can't get anything done for having my hands and feet constantly attacked, and loud whining comes from inside the bathroom, followed by loud crashes and the sound of claws being sharpened on the toilet paper roll (this sound is actually quite soft, but after a while you learn to notice it).

If I lock the kitten in the bathroom and leave the rest of the house for me and Moofy, there's loud high-pitched whining coming from inside the bathroom, but otherwise things are relatively normal. This last option is the way things generally are when I'm here alone. If someone else is here they always want to see the kitten, so the Moof gets locked in the bedroom.

Earlier tonight for awhile I stayed here in the bedroom with Moofy and left the kitten the rest of the house, then after a few hours I went in there with the kitten and left Moofy in here until he started that loud whining. His whining sounds a bit like a baby crying, whereas the kitten's sounds more like a little princess demanding to be waited on... While she is the undisputed cutest thing on the planet, she's far too demanding for my taste, or for Moofy's.

But I gave the Moof a bit of a break yesterday... though he may not have thought so. My mom suggested bringing him over when I visited her, so my grandmother (who was in town for another doctor visit) could meet him. My mom's deathly allergic to most cats, including the kitten, which was found on their doorstep a couple weeks ago. My mom picked her up and said her hands itched for a day afterwards. Though for some reason Moofy doesn't bother her at all. I don't know if this is because he's a shorthair (most cats aren't) or because he's an obsessive bather, or what, but she's completely fine with him. He loved my parents' house, because they live out in the country and so I'm sure he could smell mice. He didn't find any, though.

I did learn something, though. He's more or less okay with being in the car, as long as he's free to look around if he wants. I opened the top of the carrier so he could get out if he wanted, and he did get out occasionally and sit in the middle of the back seat, but he seemed to prefer sitting inside the carrier and poking his head up whenever something interesting passed by. That is, on the way there. On the way back it was dark, and he seemed significantly more frightened. I had to put the carrier in the front seat and keep one hand on him to keep him from whining.

Then today my uncle came to pick up my grandmother, and of course he brought his toy chihuahua, Pudge, like he always does. My mom said Pudge was running all over the house everywhere Moofy had been, sniffing like crazy for the cat. Good thing Moof wasn't still there, cuz he's at least twice Pudge's size...

Also, I'm out of kitten food, and I'm broke, and I don't get paid till the 15th. I hope the kitten can live on Moofy's food till then... Of course this wouldn't be a problem if my sister had bought a big bag of kitten food like I told her to instead of a small box of kitten food and a large bag of the stuff the big cat eats. I don't know why I bother giving her instructions if she's going to do as she pleases anyway. And with my money!
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