Kitty play time
I've had Merlin and Guinny for over five months before I brought Emmy in. Emmy came to my house with a "what are these cats doing in MY house" kind of attitude. I mean, she is nice to the others, but was never--not even in her first moments here--timid about claiming the territory as her own. She is a runt, I think. Really petite anyway. My other two cats are about a third larger than her, but she is probably the most pushy of them all. If she wants food, she jams her head in and takes it...even if there is still some in her bowl.
Anyway, I always try to take turns with my kitties when I play with them. Emmy is like a full-grown kitten by the way she acts (she is still very young, just over a year old), and she is extremely playful. I love playing with her too, and she is very entertaining to watch, but she is monopolizing play time. The other two, despite my best efforts, barely get a chance to touch the toy. When they do get to play, it has to be in one spot because as soon as I move the toy away Emmy takes over before they can so much as wiggle their butt in to prepare for the chase (Emmy doesn't even take time to wiggle her butt LOL). I am worried that they aren't getting enough exercise because of this. So, my question is: while I am playing with the other two, should I put Emmy in the room so they have a chance to play and move around? Then bring her out at the end and play with her for just as much time? Advice?