The older cat was not pleased.
The new cat would slink away from the ill-tempered old cat, avoiding the hissing and growling.
Until one day something changed. The new cat decided she had had enough of the grumpiness. And so she will wait around corners and when the old cat comes by will either jump on her or swipe at her nose (claws in).
They did it on the end of the bed one night. We had the kitty skillet (a.k.a. the heated mattress pad) on, and both cats were on the bed. And I noticed the new cat working her way over to the old cat. Very subtly.
And then WHAM! Paw across the face.
Needless to say, both cats were banished from the bed.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
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