How do I resolve this? We adopted a new cat, he's older and it took some time to get him to accept us. I took my time and tried to go slowly with him since he was VERY upset with his new circumstances. HE has adjusted to us since and is such a lover boy. He and my other cat seem to be in a competition for my affection now. They are fine being around each other except when it comes to my room and being around me. When I know they are both there I will pet them both and give them affection. When I am sleeping or unaware the problems arise. If I shut the door to keep them separate they both yowl at top vocal ranges through the night. They do the same if I put them in different rooms and run straight to me. They will be in a room with me together as long as I'm awake to mediate. Is there a way to express that I belong to both equally? They are slowly getting along, carefully supervised at least which is a relief as they were attacking each other violently last week. How do I make myself mutual territory? They both seek determined to claim me as personal property and will defend me as such. It's just hissing and show now because both sides have stopped with the big dramatics and seem okay with each other except where I am concerned.