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Ok so I took my cats back to Houston a 2 1/2 hr. drive. Twinkie was yelping like every 30 min. and I though he had to go potty but he didn't thank goodness. Then Sugar meowed once but once I put her in my lap she just stayed there and slept later.

Twinkie came up to her and sniffed her ear and hissed at her. That was so strange! Then he chilled out on the floor of the passenger seat and sniffed the cold air coming out from the bottom.

At the house, they were hiding and I scrammed them out from behind the laundry area and later I came back and found Twinkie in the litterbox! He never did that so I picked him up and put him under the computer chair. Sugar walks around growling sometimes. I hope with time they will act like this is their house soon, I dont want them scared and hiding all the time.

Anybody experience this before :?:
 

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Hmmmm. So you think that they are upset from the car ride? I think that they will get over it in a day or so. The ride just spooked them.
 

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I think Twinkie was thinking it was Sugar's fault for getting in the car but I just drove back to Austin again and both cats were fine, sleeping all the way there. :lol:
 

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Sounds like a bit of displaced aggression. Basically Twinkie was stressing at the ride itself, and Sugar became the closest target to release his pent up anxiety on. I'm glad it passed! I've worked with cases in my practice where, for instance, two cats see a stranger cat through the window, one gets worked up and attacks the other, and long story short, it took about 4 months to get them in the same room again without major drama! And those two were 7 year old littermates..whew.. :roll:
 

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Littlebigcatdaddy said:
I've worked with cases in my practice where, for instance, two cats see a stranger cat through the window, one gets worked up and attacks the other, and long story short, it took about 4 months to get them in the same room again without major drama! And those two were 7 year old littermates..whew.. :roll:
Thats exactly what happened when my cats saw a cat through the window except it was 2-3 days not 4 months!

But even on the ride back they were very good. They went to the restroom right after we got home, they must of really had to go. :wink:
 

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Is there a possibilty where Twinkie is resenting Sugar for having the privilege of sitting in your lap in a stressful situation? I am not sure how similar gelosy is in cats as opposed to humans but I am sure they can notice something different happens when they see it.
I am positive they will get better however. How couldn't they when they have such a loving mommy like Kitkat?
 

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Thanks Ioana. I think though that it was just a one time occurence because after that they haven't done it again but just chill out in the car. Twinkie is not a lap cat and I tried to put him in my lap too but he doesn't like it. He's very independant and likes the coolness of the air conditioner on the foot of the car. :wink:
 
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