Honestly, I’ve got a ton of problems. Since the challenge says “A problem,” I guess you’re in luck, I’ll choose just one problem I’ve been having.
My boyfriend and I fell in love with this 2-year-old girl cat named Twinkle Star. FUPI (Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc.) always has some of their adoptable cats at our nearest PetSmart. While we went there for food and treats for our two boys at home, we stopped to say “hi” to which ever cats were there that day. We always did this. Every time we’d go to PetSmart, I’d jump with joy and say to my boyfriend “eeeek, we get to say “hi” to the kitties!!” and my boyfriend, though he wouldn’t jump, but was always equally as excited, he’d exclaim “oh yeah!”
But, none of the cats ever made us fall in love. No matter how cute they were because we knew having two at home was enough. Then, one lucky day for Twinkle Star, we went to PetSmart and we met her. While I was reading all the names and looking at each of the cats that were there… I noticed Alex (bf) hadn’t moved from one cat. I looked at him, as he was kneeling down — this cute little cat kept rubbing her head on his hand that he had gently rested on the front of her cage. She did the same to me. (Another cat that was there purred as I pet her and then bit my finger!!) We couldn’t stop thinking or talking about Twinkle Star as we made our way through the store to get what we were initially there for.
Right when we left PetSmart, I filled out the online application to adopt her, and FUPI approved us that very same night. We went to get our new baby and all of her essentials! We were so excited but when she got home, all Hell broke loose. So much hissing and growling ensued between her and my boys. We didn’t know what to do.
For a month, we had them separated into different rooms but we felt bad because we like to snuggle and play with all of our cats and we felt like we were not only separating them from each other but also, separating too much of our time and attention away from them.
Now my problem is: all of my cats run around freely in the house, but not really. Everyone has their own litter box, their own water bowl (I even give them filtered water and ice because they won’t drink it until I put ice in it lol), and their own food bowls… but the boys always gang up on Twinkle… they chase her under the bed and will switch off guarding her from moving anywhere else!
I can’t get my kitties to get along. 😭 They’re waking me up constantly with hissing and growling. So, I’m also losing sleep. I don’t know what to do!! I can’t and won’t give any of them up and I don’t want to have them separated all the time.
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