With some good “leave it” training, some sturdy gates and a lot of praise for “doing the right thing,” Ray now (for the most part) has very little interest in our kitties. Though the kitties show varying degrees of interest in him which manifests itself in unique ways.
Jae spends most of his time on top of hte table that Ray sleeps under. He is the one who walks anywhere he wants,
drinks from dips his piggies in Ray’s water bowl, and steals kibble. They can pass each other in the hallway without so much as a “how ya doin'” to each other because Jae has learned that a moving cat is FUN to chase and a stationary cat isn’t even worth the effort of nodding to.
Miko is our largest and youngest cat. As Asia mentioned, Miko is our Inspector. Everything has to be just so and follow the rules of Miko. If the gate is open and Ray is laying on his mat, Miko will sit on “his” side of the gate feeling as if he is in the safety zone. He can talk and meow at Ray to his heart’s content because whether or not the gate is open, Miko is on the right side. He will also venture into Rayville and steal kibble, sit by the garage door and whine (the garage is “outside” to Miko) or just generally sit in the choice sunspots as long as Ray is out of Miko’s sightline. When Ray is moving about the house, Miko tends to hug the walls behind furniture and keep a clear path.
|That’s 9 lbs of Boo Kitty and 20 lbs of Miko.|
Boo Kitty is our oldest and smallest cat and she used to have a best friend. Our dog Bam Bam (Baa Baa) was Boo Kitty’s friend, guardian, and cherished companion until Bam Bam when to the bridge. Boo Kitty feels it is her bound duty to remind Ray at every opportunity that he is ‘not the Baa Baa.’
Recently, Ray was laying in the living room on the sofa and behind the coffee table. Boo Kitty enters the room walking on the opposite side of the table, see’s Ray, hisses, doubles back to stand in front of him and hisses again, you know…just in case he didn’t get the first message.
She definitely has some chutzpah. Who is your bravest fur baby?