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jenn.bob
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From:warren,ohio,usa
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 10-19-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jenn.bob     Edit/Delete Message
I have two cats, Lily, my female, and Grendel, my male. Lily is approximately 1-2years. (I rescued her earlier this year when she was drpooed off at my college) Grendel is about 5 months. (my dog found him in the back yard when he was about 3-4 weeks.) Lately Lily has been giving Grendel the cold shoulder. She used to bathe him and play with him but lately all she does is growl and give him clawless slaps. I cannot figure out why she is mad at him. She tolerates the dog more than him, and she HATES the dog. Any ideas as to why she is being so grumpy??

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nern

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posted 10-19-2003 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Is Grendel neutered yet? If not, maybe he is starting to reach sexual maturity which is causing Lily to act this way toward him. I could be wrong...just a thought.

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Greypaw
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posted 10-20-2003 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greypaw     Edit/Delete Message
Maybe shes sick? Maybe shes injured? Maybe hes stealing her favourite sleeping spots/food/play time/attention from you? Maybe there is a cat outside/nextdoor she is annoyed at and she is redirecting her anger?

Just some ideas. Could be anything else aswell.

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jenn.bob
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posted 10-21-2003 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jenn.bob     Edit/Delete Message
no grendel is not neutered yet, but he really isn't starting to even ehave like a mature male cat. (i've had others) I am not sure there are anyother cats. She isn't sick or injured that it appears, she allows my children ages 2 and 3 to play with her and they are rough. she just seems to hate him.

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Greypaw
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posted 10-21-2003 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greypaw     Edit/Delete Message
Maybe she behaved like an adopted mother to him because he was so young when they met, and now he is becoming a young cat instead of a kitten anymore. She may me giving him the message that she's not his mum now. Mother cats othen do the same thing, even getting quite violent about it. If its just a cold shoulder and a few biffs don't worry. Just give them both love and attention, and hopefully they will become friends as adults.

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jenn.bob
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From:warren,ohio,usa
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posted 10-22-2003 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jenn.bob     Edit/Delete Message
well, the good news is that earlier she held him down and bathed him, trust me he wasn't thrilled. (just like a boy, hating bath time) But she still gets mad at him. It might be the motherly thing, either that or cause he always smells like dog. My rottie and him wrestle. Next month he is going to get snipped, so if that was the problem, i'll know then I guess. Thanks for all the advice.

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