OK we seem to have more issues here with the cat hierarchy that I thought …
Abby came in last night to eat her dinner, but as soon as she saw Trubs she wanted back outside, all thoughts of dinner abandoned. She didn’t care that it was her favourite food, she just wanted out the door as soon as she saw Trubs.
Whenever Trubs entered a room Abby left it. Yet I couldn’t see Trubs monstering her. All Trubs did was walk in and stare at her and Abby left. I spent all evening, reintroducing Abby to “her” spots. In the lounge room Abby has the two-seater lounge while Trubs sits on the one seaters and the has the area near the fire. Abby jumped up on the two-seater and immediately jumped down again …. I ended up lying along the two-seater reading my book and patting Abby until she was comfortable being there again. obviously Trubs has marked it in Abby’s absence.
Later that night I found Abby under my bed. Abby usually sleeps on my bed or mum’s bed, because Trubs sleeps in the lounge room near the fireplace. I picked her up and had to calm her down before she would sleep on the bed again. Some time during the night she went into mum’s room to sleep. Trubs (who never enters mum’s bedroom) followed her in there and stared at her until Abby left again.
Trubs is definitely making Abby feel unwelcome in the house – but as she’s not growling or smacking or any of the other classic traits so I don’t know how to interfere. I’ve tried using Feliway before by that doesn’t seem to work with Trubs.
I’ve let Abby out again this morning – but I really have no idea when she will return especially as Trubs followed her out the door and essentially stared her off the property ….
In other news, there were no messes in the kitchen overnight. There were two separate pee and one separate poop mess on the floor on fo the bathroom (apparently Trubs wont use the litter if Abby uses it first) but at least she is using the bathroom again – so thankyou to those who suggested changing the litter pan.