Fergus the Siamese is a deep believer in the power of play. He spends all of his day stalking, hunting, pouncing, chasing or plotting. And unfortunately, he likes to play many of these very wild and rambunctious games with my senior cat, and Maggie has never been one for wild play.
Keeping the peace between these two very different personality types means trying to wear Fergus out as much as I can, and that isn't always easy. He can finish up a play session with tons of energy to spare, and he uses that energy to make Maggie's life difficult.
So this week, I tried something that's worked wonders with Popoki: I put him on a leash and let him come outside.
Fergus hasn't been outside for any meaningful length of time since he was rescued as a very tiny kitten. So on his first leash walk, he was understandably a little apprehensive about the whole thing. Look at those pinned ears! He's not quite sure what should happen next.
And the dogs weren't at all sure that their indoor kitty should be outside in the yard. Check out the supervisor in this photo. She has a lot to say about this whole thing.
While Sinead was worried about what was happening with Fergus, and she thought she should come out to help, there was someone in the house who seemed to have no sympathy at all for my feisty little kitten. In fact, when I told her that he seemed a little worried on the walk and might need a little reassurance, this was the look I got.
Yeah, no sympathy there.
So we'll keep up with the leash walks for now. I think Fergus will grow accustomed to them in time, and I think it will help his relationship with his sassy sister. Whatever I can do to help, I'm all in!
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