Just this afternoon, we witnessed Tiger standing in between the two warring black-and-whites, Cow and Indy, and stopping a fight.
Was that just a coincidence?
I verify: NO, it was NOT a coincidence.
Take a look at what happened just now....
Cow was relaxing, minding his own business.
Soon, Indy came along and for no apparent reason, started growling at Cow.
The moment the growling started. Tiger jumps down from the shelf.
Tiger stands on the table and intervenes.
No words were spoken. It was all by telepathy.
Now, stop it, you two.
Indy looks away, ashamed that he should attack his senior.
Good boy, Tiger!!
You successfully stopped another fight!
Cleo is just observing from a safe place.
Indy settles down and is calm.
All is calm...for now.
On hindsight, I do suspect that the increased aggression is because I found remnants of some Tulipspet, the Instant Odour Eliminator, and used it on the door (Indy's favourite spray surface). Then, Cow also started spraying on it. And all this happened only this afternoon.
It started the War of the Scent?
Tsk..eliminating the scent of an alpha will NOT solve the spraying problem, I know. They spray because of the absence of their scent. That is why I can wipe 20 times a day and Indy will spray the moment his urine is wiped off.
By the way, the whole polycarbonate has dropped off because Indy has mastered the art of spraying HIGHER than the polycarbonate and the urine seeps into the double-sided tape and between the polycarbonate and the wooden door until finally the adhesive was totally "washed away" by the urine (I know, yucks!) and the polycarbonate fell off by itself. We replaced the double-sided tape only to have Indy "remove" it through the same method again (by spraying higher than the polycarbonate). Sigh...
Alphas will be alphas and this is the way alpha-cats are.
So, to visitors who complain that the room smells of cat, I don't deny that it does (though I cannot smell it...ha ha, lucky me!), but they live here and they are entitled to live their lives the way they want. After all, folks, cats rule, you know... There's just so much that this human can do...