Hi, I posted about 6 months ago about my cat Miss Kitty who had a vaccine sarcoma removed - she's doing fine in that respect - I posted an update on that original thread. My concern about her now is that she is on the thin side and I don't think she's eating enough. I don't believe it's related to the sarcoma. A little background info: We went away on vacation for 2 weeks in mid July. One of our relatives checks in on her and our 2 year old -W. daily and takes care of their food/water/litter needs. Her weight was normal when we left, but when we got back she seemed thinner - by about 2 pounds - she was right at her normal weight before, and she's not a large cat, so for her 2 pounds is alot. We think a large part of the problem is our 2 year old, W. Miss Kitty was not at all happy when we brought her home as a 3 month old, and it took her about a year before she would accept the fact that W was here to stay. Anyway, everything had been fine, and then we went on vacation. We think W may have taken advantage of our being gone and started behaving badly. Or just behaved badly because she was stressed about our being gone. W by this time had actually outgrown M.K by about 2 or 3 pounds and we're not sure if she's trying to be dominating or what - she'll try and bat at M.K., which M.K. will either ignore, or if it gets to be too much will put her paw down and hiss at W, which causes W to become immediately submissive. Lately, and what worries me most, is W trying to block M.K. from eating. We have 2 separate bowls for them, but they're in the same place, and I think W just eats out of both of them anyway. Our problem is, both cats have the run of the house. We keep food out for them all the time, but it seems that only one of them is doing most of the eating. We're thinking that we'll have to just set their food out at certain times of the day, either in the morning or the evening and then just have water out all the time. My concern about this is, how do we make sure BOTH of our cats are eating? We both work so we can't monitor them all the time. The other issue is that M.K is really weird about eating in front of us - she absolutely won't do it...if we hear her eating in the kitchen and we're in the living room, we have to wait for her to finish eating before we walk in there or she will abruptly stop eating and go outside. Any ideas about how to set up a regimented eating schedule for 2 cats with completely different eating habits would be very helpful. I know this is a really LONG post, but any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!