Well...that's nice. I've done everything I can think of from feliway and spirit essences to spray bottling Thomas when he attacks and play therapy.
They get along sometimes...so I think they like each other. Thomas cleans Kitty and she cleans him. Which is supposed to be a sign of affection. They will sleep together, it's just tough because Kitty will be laying down and Thomas will come over and sometimes he lays down nicely and sometimes He pounces on her and starts biting. So, she never knows what he's going to do. I try to be there to make him lay down instead of attack...but you can't be there 24 7.
If he is really going after her or being mean, I'll put him in time out. Which calms him down. But he'll be back at it before I know it.
I really thought things were getting better since two weeks ago, Kitty started sleeping with me at night again. It was so nice!!! But then she started hiding during the day.
I should have been more clear that I was thinking of bringing in an animal behavioralist to help me figure out what to do about the fighting. To either stop Thomas from attacking or to teach Kitty how to fight back better. Or if another cat would help distract Thomas. Most of his attacks are playful...he wants her to chase him, or he wants to chase her, or wrestle, etc. But Kitty just isn't interested in playing. Which is why it's an attack instead of play.
I don't know if an animal behavioralist could help...but I thought they might be able to see something I haven't in how they interact. I just wish they could be friends all the time.
To say that I do nothing to help Kitty is unfair. She's my baby and I've done everything I can think of to stop Thomas from picking on her. The only other thing I can imagine is to get rid of Thomas. Which really isn't a possibility because I've learned to love the crazy cat.