Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The calm before the storm


 Bujang and Popps in relative calm. 

This used to belong to Bujang. He loved the peace and quiet of grandma's room and her small and tidy bed. 
        This used to be my space
Now of cos Popps rests here. He has not protested as yet. He very patiently has given up many of his spaces and now feels the stress of not having a space of his own. 
      
 He doesn't sit much here at all. 
I do not know if his back hurts him when he sits here so it's taken over by
             And his long time obsession
               
He told Fern last Sunday and he now tries to leave the cats alone as he wants time to himself and to spend time doing things with me. He wants peace and quiet. 

Yesterday, I think he got really fed up with Popps who refused to allow him into the kitchen for dinner and later  they got into a little fight. There was yelling, screaming and Popps 's fur flew all over grandma's room. They both got time out and I got bitten by Bujang on the foot as well. 

He did not make noise to get out from the room as he knew he was in trouble and Popps stayed in her cage the whole time they were on time out. 

Yesterday they both had a session with Craig, a reiki master who is also trying to help Bujang with his back problems. 

Bujang had this to say:
"He said he had enough of Poppy encroaching on his space and pushing the boundaries. He resented this as she is 'nice' but keeps pushing closer and closer."
Bujang spent half of the night sitting close to me and grooming on my blanket. He has not sat this close to me for a long long long time. Cat_aunty said he was sorry for biting my foot and losing his temper with me. He did not even yell the whole of last night and after this, he went to sleep on his fav new sleeping place - the upside down chair. 
Miss Bossy Boots has only this to say
"She called Bujang a bully but quickly retracted this and admitted that she did try to get too close". 

I hope these 2 would make up or at least give each other space. 

5 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Such things are always difficult to witness. But it is important to have one's own space, so we hope Bujang can find one that is safe and secure and truly his.

Miss BB Popps, go easy on them, yes?

Purrs,
The Chans

Kari said...

Poor Bujang! A kitty needs a space to call his own. Perhaps Popps could be gently lifted from Bujang's favorite spot and placed in another spot she likes. Fur flies at our house too when someone's space is invaded.

Eileen and Jessica said...

Oh poor Bujang. He is not a bully but a nice gentleman. I am sure the kitties will soon settle on a new order that will please everyone. Meow from Jessica

meowmeowmans said...

It's always difficult figuring out each other's boundaries. We hope this was just a small bump in the road, and that peace will prevail.

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

This happens in our household when cats get within striking distance, especially at my feet when i prepare kitty food portions.
Our cats share favourite spots - that depends on whose butt is on it first : D