I think little brothers are difficult. Ichiro stood and stared at me and made mean cat noises as I hissed back at him. Momma finally got mad and swatted him on the bum and he went away. I get so tired of having to take him on to show him who is boss!
How do you cats with little brothers do it? And will he ever grow up to understand that he doesn’t need to bother me?
Katnip Lounge says
Gemini, It never ends…sad but true. Of course if you would EAT him that would solve the problem!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie says
In our case it’s the opposite…our brofur Tamir thinks we girlz are the pests!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
A few Good Cats says
At least you have your human mom on your side, too. If he does whap you, just make sure you don’t whap him back — the humans sometimes don’t see the first whap, but they always see the second one and think it’s the first. Hissing isn’t as easily confused by humans.
Whoa… you are making me glad we have no boycats here! Binga is bad enough.
Life with Lily says
It never ends, does it? Let your guard down for a second and they take advantage. Just make sure you eat well and get plenty of rest (as if that’s ever a problem with we felines!) so that you are at full strength. I’ve found with Mikey a combination hiss/swat attack when he’s least expecting it tends to put him in his place for a few days. Good luck.
Tillie & Georgia says
Gemini, the boys here (JJ & Treasure) are pretty good 🙂
It’s my sister Georgia that is my problem sometimes!!!!!
Max the Quilt Cat says
I think that they finally outgrow that urge, but it takes lots of time. The boys are the same age, so they tussle all the time. I think they always will. I was an only cat, so I guess I’m no authority on any of this. hee hee…
Beau Beau and Angie says
Yeah – Mom can’t tell who actually starts da fight cuz it’s da mini meows dat bring her running to see what’s going on. Angie is usually ducking down and looking up at me but dat’s owr power dance. When Mom waits long enough she sees Angie whack me a good one. She does not do too much damage cuz she has no top teef anymore. Heh heh. But her nails are super sharp. Not so heh heh.
The Island Cats says
Gemini, we think Ichiro will grow up eventually and learn to leave you alone. Or at least we hope he does.
The Meezers says
well Miles and Billy haf but Nicky has not learned his lesson yet.
Fuzzy Tales says
Gemini, the only way this ever ended in our house was with Annie’s death, sad to say. We do hope Ichiro matures and learns to respect your space; goddess Bast knows Nicki never did with Annie.
Milo and Alfie says
I just smackpaw Alfie regularly, so he is reminded who’s BOSS!
Love Milo xx
Team Tabby says
I am the only girl cat here, and the boys, except Moe, are all a lot older den me. We all get along, they know I rule.
With Ichiro you could wait for him to mature or failing that, or in case you can’t wait that long – be sure to get mombean on yur side and blame everything on him even if he didn’t start it.
Mark's Mews says
Well, I groom Marley alla time and cuddle with him LOTS. That seems ta werk very well. Iza doesnt an she an Marley whap each other sometimes…
I can’t help you sweetie, I have sisters and you know how sweet girls are!!!
Oh dear Miss Gemini
It sounds like I need to have a man to mancat talk with Ichiro.
Believe me my little sister Gracie like to chase after me to play and sometimes I am just not in the mood and we swat at each other a few times and go about our own ways, but I think it’s just a younger sibling thing.
Sabrina, Sam and Simon says
Gemini, it’s Sabrina. I have to admit, my “little brothers” (they are way bigger than me body wise) treat me with the utmost respect. Every now and then Simon will chase me, but I chase him too which is a lot of fun, but very, very rarely is there any confrontation between me and my brothers. I will keep my paws crossed that Ichiro will stop antagonizing you, he should respect a lovely ladycat sisfur like you!
We have a tiny little kitten here and poor thing, they all pick on her. But now she is making a game out of it. She is such a cheeky little thing. When they take a swing at her, she just ducks or jumps up to avoid it and then turns around for more. But we have lots of chasers here and Mom has to step in too. ‘Sorry Gemini, that your darn brother is picking on you. No fun. Take care.
The Poupounette says
Serious whapping and hissing are needed at all times!
Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan
CCL Wendy says
Well, I have an idea for you! We had exactly the same problem here with Domino and Dylan. Dylan pestering was getting worse, bordering on abuse.
Anyway, I’d heard of these calming collars, so I bought one for each of them. They only last for 4 weeks or so, but have an immediate effect. Apparently there are hormones in them that smell like their mother, so it decreases anxiety and aggression.
They worked fine for about 3 weeks, so I changed the collars earlier and the good behaviour continued. Finally, I tried one just on Domino, and that works just as well!
Whenever Dylan goes to sniff her, he just leaves her alone instead of jumping all over her.
Give it a try! They’re available at PetSmart and other pet stores.
Daisy the Curly Cat says
Harley is still a pest. When he gets really relentless and won’t stop chasing me, he goes into “time out” for about 5 minutes until he calms down.
Gemini, we feel your grief. Especially Sammy. It took a while (a long while!), but he finally got Moosey to understand about PURRsonal space. Hang in there, okay?
Poor Gemini! I feel for you. Makes me thankful that I am an only cat.
Layla Morgan Wilde says
Gemini, be glad you don’t have a Dragon Lady meezer breathing down your neck.
Derby and Ducky says
I put Ducky in a hold, mum gets mad at me. Maybe since you are a girl he is trying to intimidate you. Don’t let him.
It never ends. At least with Figaro…who is now 2 whole years old. He remains a pest. Problem is he’s a cute pest. He acts all naughty and then he exposes his belly to mom so all is forgiven. And me…cute and sweet as can be…have actually hissed at him. Me!
Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey says
Yeah… we have seven in the house and sometimes the pecking order can get a bit out of hand. Possessiveness of the human Woman in particular. She tries to give us all loving, but sometimes it’s just not enough and we have to take matters into our own paws…. Luckily, our sibling brother Rolz is too lazy to bother us – it’s mainly the cranky elders in the house who make most of the fuss.
Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla says
You just have to stand up for yourself. Look at me I boss my little brother (Fenris) around, and my big brother (Socks) too, and I totally dominate my sister (Scylla) ~Arty Mouse
Mom says this reminds her of the way her human son teased his older sister. It seems built into little boys. So Ichiro is just little boy cat. He will grow up by the time he is 30. Not sooner.
Noir the Texas Tabby says
Gemini–maybe he just wants to play? Tommy says when we were little boy cats, Me and my Brother Earl Gray really kinda pestered Mommy and everybody else. Then I guess we grew and got handsome and wanted to nap instead!
It hasn’t ended here, I still get smacked by Molly and Im NICE to her. I dun understand why either.
Katz (And Other) Tales says
Target was saying the same to Guido. Maybe you could swap? Come over here for a break and we will send Guido so he can make a pact with Ichiro to tease Chey!
The Zoo says
We all still get into it.
Me and Salem fight cause she hates me from when I moved in. That was 10 years ago. She doesnt hunt me down anymore but if she gets close enough she’ll smack at me. She particularly likes it when I dont see her and shes really close. Shes a mean older sissy. All cause Im more loving to beans then her. Calls me a suck-up. I just like beans…..Rocky