It's time for our Sunday thanks. We had one altercation between Bujang and Popps in the middle of the week and one screaming episode between Ms Akira and Tanaka. All in all a good week. After that one altercation, Popps had been very respectful of Bujang. It's not that she has not been behaving well. I think Bujang has been trying to assert his status in the house. So being very clever, she now stays in the kitchen when Bujang is sitting at the cat scratcher or is near the door. It's only when Bujang is on one of the higher cat seats that she comes out to play or be at the door herself. We are thankful that she is mindful of him as the more aggravated he gets, the more stress he may have in his back. Adrian said an emotional upset may translate to a physical one as well.
Tanaka has been his usual cheery self and takes everything in his stride. No amount of persuasion will ever convince him that leaving Akira alone will be to his advantage although I tell him this every morning before I go to work. But he is getting more relaxed around Popps and does not eyeball her when she is outside or follow her about. He knows the consequence of doing that very well :)
I am to try putting a cold compress on his back these two weeks. Adrian said the pain in his back is due to wear and tear in older animals. Yesterday he was not very angry when Adrian touched his back and he enjoyed the cranial massage as well. Adrian said a cranial treatment can also benefit the whole boy although he prefers to directly massage the affected area. He said in two weeks he would try to lengthen the ligaments there but very slowly as he does not want to rile Bujang nor get bitten or scratched by him. So in two weeks we all see if this can even be done.