My humans have adopted a small kitten and they want me to share my food, my toys, and even my bed, with the obnoxious little pest. How do I get them to understand that I love their company but this is my space and I like it that way?
Distraught in Denver
Humans just don’t understand us felines very well, do they? In the human world, I guess they don’t care if a stranger comes into their house and takes all their food out of the cabinet and eats it and then sleeps in their nice cozy bed. I wish there was a way you could explain to them that cats are very territorial and suspicious creatures. We need our own spaces. Do you have shelves that you can climb up on, a cat tree, or at least a window perch to get away from the pesty newbie? I know that in my house, we have a community of cats, of which I am the Queen, and sometimes we all like to be together, and many times, we all want to be alone. That is why our humans have catified our house with trees and window seats and gates to keep the dogs away from our play areas.
Maybe you can suggest they read this article “Most common sources of stress in cats and how to relieve it“ because they need to understand that they are stressing you out.
Best of luck and remember you are the older one so you get to tell the little one what to do and how to do it just like I do! You’ve got this!
Stay Pawsome – Noel
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