The s is for sucks (_inveigled) wrote in boston_buddies,
The s is for sucks

Friends or Enemies?

I just moved into a new apartment with one of my friends who has a cat named Spencer. Zeke and Spencer had met each other once before but it wasn't for a very long time. I am not officially moved into the new place yet, but I am here this weekend in order to introduce Spencer and Zeke. So far, it doesn't look as though it's going well. They both sit about 10 feet away from each other and stare at each other, with intersperced growls and hisses. Every now and then, one of them will get up to try to antagonize the other- Spencer will pay at Zeke's face or Zeke will run after Spencer and try to nip at his legs. The thing is, it doesn't look like they're playing. It more looks like they hate each other. But neither of them will leave the other alone. Zeke couldn't sleep last night cuz he knew Spencer was right outside the door. He also is scared to walk by Spencer if he needs to go into another room and Spencer is in the way. Zeke and Spencer are parting ways tomorrow, but they will be long-time roomies in a few weeks. Any suggestions? Is this just normal behavior? Both Zeke and Spencer are just over a year, and Spencer has been exposed to dogs before, but Zeke has had very few interactions with cats.

And also, becuase I never post pictures (I don't have a digital camera), here is a very bad, dark picture, where you can see me better than you can see Zeke!
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