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Okay, so Orion's been here for about a month and a half so he's 13-14 weeks old, Gizmo is almost 4. Giz is a rather large cat, (getting on the round side lol) and he puts up with Orion, but Orion is a very playful kitten, and likes to fight, he's constantly attacking Gizmo, and even biting him so hard as to make him cry out! But Gizmo won't fight back, usually he just runs away, Orion is so evil to him that I can't help but root for Gizmo, wishing he would just WOP that kitten once to show him who's boss, but he won't! even when Orion and Gizmo are playing, Gizmo is always really gentle about it, while Orion is just evil to him. I don't get it, Gizmo was the "boss" cat when I had Shady, why is he letting this pesky little kitten take over??

At first I just thought it was because Orion was so little, but he's bigger now, and stronger, and he bites really HARD. Why why why won't Gizmo give him a taste of his own medicine?
 

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Cyprian, I know how you must feel. A little swat to encourage respect to your elders! Gizmo is certainly young enough, but perhaps too much of a gentle cat to put down a kitten. My male was very caring and loving with out kittens and put up with just as much nonsense. as the mother did.

OR----I had a kitten who just loved to play rough with our big neutered male. She was, eventuallly, the Alpha Cat in the houshold, although she never played rough after she became an adult. She was very dignified, and seemed to look with disdain on the other cats' antics. They, in turn, never attacked her, and just cleared the way for her if she walked by, or stepped aside to allow her to eat first. I had a "bully" cat at the same time who never challenged her, even though she was much smaller. She never fought for the position. I guess cats communicate in many ways!
She was half-collie, maybe all collie in her mind. That might have something to do with it. She might have modeled the collies. They raised her. Her story is in the Lit. forum. Her name was Pixie, if you want to read it.
 

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Thnx for the input :) Least I'm not the only one who's had this happen.

I thought collie was a breed of dog.. is there a cat breed called collie as well?

Also, have you ever heard of a male cat letting a kitten suck on his stomach fur? Giz lets Orion do that.. it creeps me out! lol he's a boy he should freak out when Orion does that.. but nope.. very weird..
 

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Cyprian, the Collies that raised Pixie were dogs! My collies raised two kittens in total. It was a wonderful thing to see. Pixie kneaded and nuzzled the male Collie's tummy too! Babies with no mothers need love, and aren't prejudiced when they're that young.

My kittens also sucked on their daddy's fur.
 

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I have noticed that my 2 biggest cats are also the biggest chickens. They are twice as big as Kittygirl, but she totally runs the house. I laugh histerically when they run from her, because she couldn't hurt a flea!
 

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I'm picturing that, and it makes me smile! :) One of the kittens our collies raised used to chase all the neighborhood dogs!

(That was years ago when this area was a quiet neighborhood with little traffic. I don't allow my cats outside any more.)
 
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