oops. For the past three days, I've been hissing and swiping at the sticky little monkey boy. He is just relentless in his pursuit of me!
Mommy and daddy do their best to keep him back, but he has no concept of boundaries.
I didn't get in trouble, they understand I'm just defending myself, and my beans keep explaining to me that Joel doesn't understand what hissing means and that I have to be careful. They also remind me that I have a squillion places to go (many that are in the same "living area" so I'm not stuck off by myself in another room) that Joel can't follow and that sometimes I just have to retreat and go to those places.
It is hard though. They are talking with our animal communicator about the situation and she is going to communicate with me today while my beans are at work. She gave them some tips on how to talk to both me and the sticky menace. They don't want either of us to get hurt while Joel is learning how to behave.
The animal communicator is also going to ask me if I'm having any pains. I did have the swollen lymph nodes at my last trip to the VET and mommy and daddy want to make sure I'm OK.
Wish us luck!
Note from Hendrix's mommy: we pushed the coffee table right up against the sofa so Joel couldn't reach Hendrix on what had been his favorite side. Where does he chose to plop down? On the end Joel can reach him! This is one spot he has hissed and swiped from. We have also walled off Hendrix's scratching post so Joel can't get to him but Hendrix can look out at the birdfeeders and still see all of us, but he refuses to use it (it is in the same spot, just blocked)
Hendrix is voluntarily entering the "danger/toy" zone. This is where Hendrix does not hiss/swipe, but instead plays the "chase" game. Joel tries to pet him, Hendrix walks 3 feet away, Joel trys to pet him, Hendrix walks 3 feet away, and on and on. Bizarre.