Our kitten broke free of her prison last night – it was a complex scheme she hatched in order to do so. She “pushed the door open and walked out”. Wild, huh?
I looked down and saw a bottle-brush tail and said “Oh hi, Melo… uh oh.”
I knew that she had either been discovered by Jack-Katt and Jilly-Boo or was soon to be discovered. I had visions of little pieces of kitten lying all over the house and the older cats gnawing on soft little kitten bones while hacking up dainty little furballs.
No, instead the kitten decided to do a charging “YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? HUH?” maneuver repeatedly until the older cats backed down. Below is a snapshot of her when Jack-Katt (who outweighs her by roughly 12 to 1) hissed at her.
That little ball of fluff bluffed her way into the pecking order of the house and is totally at ease going wherever the hell she wants. The big cats still hiss and are kind of put out but they’ve agreed to co-exist. Jack-Katt even retreated enough to sit in a box and observe the kitten as she charged him.
I do chalk it up to some stuff Cruel Wife found and that was confirmed as being effective by Crazy Cat Lady from work – it is a natural kitty pheremones Air Wick™ type of product. You plug it in and it gives off HappyKitty pheremones. It really seems to have calmed them all down.
I wonder how many cats they have to squeeze to get the quantity of pheremones contained in the bottle. Oh well, if it promotes Good Feelings between the felines in my house I’m willing to sacrifice any number of other cats to obtain said pheremones.