(Blaine, MN )
My husband moved into my home when we got engaged about 2 years ago. At the time, my male cat (Felix) was 2. He brought with him his female cat (Hershe)and she was 9. Our cats have very different personalities. Felix is dominant and aggressive, and really only lets me and my husband pet him. He does not trust other people and doesn't like to be pet by others, but always has to be around to see what's going on. He is very playful and wild. Hershe is calm, loves all people, and is playful but not aggressively. She is more mellow. Felix is definately still "my" cat, and Hershe is "my husbands" cat. Felix runs to me, and Hershe runs to him for affection. For the most part, they seem to tolerate one another. If my husband is not home, Hershe is no where to be found. Once my husband gets home, Hershe will come out of hiding and the fight is on. Felix gets excited to see her and wants to play, and she wants nothing to do with it. She will hiss at him, but that never stops him from wanting to attack her. So she will run, and he will chase her. Then Hershe will start fighting back with hissing and screaming. We seperate them, but Felix will still want to play so he wont stop until I give him attention. I was hoping that by now the cats would have stopped the fighting, but this is still happening everyday! Is there anything I can do to get Felix to just ignore Hershe when he wants to play? Should I seperate them into two different areas of the house, or just deal with it for years to come until one of the cats needs to be put down?? HELP!!!
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