You truly came through in my hour of need.
I love action suggestions and you gave them to me in spades.
I bought the Feliway spray.
I tried to model "calm behavior".
Though if the cats were truly influenced by me, they would get up every morning, strap tiny sponges to their paws and wash the kitchen floor. Maybe stand on their back paws and put a load of laundry in..
And they would certainly sweep up their own hair.
I rubbed Gus all over with crunchies. I wish you could have seen the look on his face when he started cleaning himself.
"Hey, I'm delicious" it said.
I got out their laser toy and we all had such fun playing with it, I now use it as a lure to get them back in the house at bedtime.
Lately this has also included laying a trail of crunchies from the front stoop into the living room.
But that's another story. And a girl's got to sleep, no judging.
By Monday morning I could feed them side by side again. No more hissing, growling or aggressive behavior.
What an enormous relief for both humans but especially Gus.
Of course now I have to make another appointment and get Lucy Lui to the vet on her own. The Feliway spray suggests misting the carrier 20 minutes before attempting to load up the cat. I'm in with that.
Though I don't know if my poor traumatized girl will be.
But right here, right now, peace and harmony reigns in the house.
Life is once again