two steps back.
Man, one day they are getting along great and laying near (not cuddling, but within touching distance) with no problem and a few days later all heck breaks loose.
Last night MOwMOw fell asleep in the computer chair, instead of waking him I covered him with a soft blanket and went to bed. Shepherd Book hopped into MowMOw's spot and we fell asleep. 4:30 AM I woke up when MOwMow jumped onto the bed and I quickly pushed poor Book onto the floor
and MOwMOw settled into his regular spot. Book came up on the other side of the bed and settled behind me and I was able to give both of them their morning worships.
MOwMOw seemed content to lounge in bed so I headed for the showers and Book followed me and hopped up onto the counter (MowMOw usually sits in that spot) while I was using the bathroom. All was fine until MowMOw walked in. He sat and stared at book for a LONG time and then hopped up on the sink and attacked the poor little tyke. Chased him all over the apartment mauling him and I let it go until the screaming started (it was only 5:30 and I didn't want to disturb the neighbors) so I stepped in and locked MOwMOw in the bedroom while Book helped me shower (he likes to sit on the edge of the tub).
I let MowMOw out when I went to dress and right away Shepherd Book was in his face. Kept running right up to him and either smacking him on the head or nosing at him. Lots of hissing and growling from MOwMOw so I got food dished out and kitten locked up as quick as possible.
I can never decide who is at fault because while MowMOw is SOOOO grouchy, the kitten bugs him constantly. If I'm petting MOwMOw then Shepherd Book is right there wanting attention. I lock the kitten up to give MowMOw some mommy time and that kid just SCREAMS his fool head off (I always wait to open the door until he's quiet so he doesn't learn that screaming gets him out of jail but... he hasn't caught on yet). If MowMow trots ahead of me into a room the kitten has to rush forward and cut RIGHT in front of him and stop...facing him and either sits down so MowMOw has to go around him or smacks MowMOw on the head. MowMOw takes it for as long as he can tolerate it then he seems to just snap and attack the little demon spawn.
On the other hand there are times where MowMOw is *really* intolerant and will start grumbling and growling as soon as Book walks in the room. Then they remind me of my brothers. The moment MowMow gets upset then Book is RIGHT there bugging him and pushing his buttons. I'll squirt book to send him on his way but less than a minute later he's back at it.
Ugh. Darn cats!