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Pickles [Apr. 25th, 2019|08:21 am]
Tony Grist
We have a new cat. New to us, that is. We were originally told she was ten, then her age crept up to twelve and now that we have her papers we find she's thirteen. She's black and thin and silky and her name is Pickles. She and Marlowe don't approve of one another. At their first meeting he descended on her from a great height and things went on from there- so we're keeping them apart for the time being. In the days when we had lots of cats this sort of thing never happened; I'm used to sulks and hissy-fits but not to mixed martial arts.

They'll learn to tolerate or avoid one another. There's plenty of space for them to do it in.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-25 08:59 am (UTC)

Thirteen is getting on in age for a cat though not old unless she is a Persian,  in which case there may be other health issues. If she didn't put up with Marlowe's assault and fought back, she's  a feisty old gal still.
Marlowe, of course, feels his kingdom is being challenged!
Hoping they work it out soon.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-25 09:03 am (UTC)
We were told she was a Persian but she isn't. Perhaps she has a Persian grandmother or something.

Before we broke up the fight she was winning.

It bothers me that she's so thin but she certainly doesn't act ill.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-25 09:07 am (UTC)

Perhaps a vet should check her out?

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-25 09:11 am (UTC)
I've been thinking that.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2019-04-25 04:04 pm (UTC)
She might need worming or her teeth checking. A vet check is always good when taking on a new animal. I hope they soon manage to work out a way to share the territory.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-25 04:42 pm (UTC)
She was an old person's cat and has been well looked after, but I'm sure a check-up would be in order.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2019-04-25 10:28 am (UTC)
I thought you might have one having learned of your previous thoughts of a house not being complete without one.I hope Marlowe and Pickles will get on in the end.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-25 04:43 pm (UTC)
We would have passed her on if either of the people we asked had wanted her, but we're happy to keep her.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-04-25 12:46 pm (UTC)
it does happen. I tried to have two, at one time, and we had several incidences of mixed martial arts. I hope they will learn to co-exist peacefully.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-25 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's a big house; they should be able to work things so they rarely meet- if that's how they want to play it.
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