Kitty Kapers

Sleepless in Sydney


I haven’t had much sleep the past three nights. Thanks to Pebbles and Buttons.

Buttons is still in the second room. But I tried to spend the night before last with him. Except Pebbles wasn’t happy with that and kept me awake from about 3 in the morning. Last night, I slept with her. And she still wasn’t happy because she knew Buttons was in the next room and kept me up from 2 in the morning.

I have been gradually introducing them to each other for few minutes. They fight. On the plus side, Pebbles is no longer hissing and growling at him. I suppose it’s a good sign.

The vet says things generally improve in 2 weeks. And also recommended the use of a pheromone spray to help alleviate stress for them. I have sprayed some tonight.

I am so close to a nervous breakdown. I feel torn between the two. Each one meows when I leave them for the other. Pebbles more so of course. And then I feel guilty for putting both of them through all the stress. In the end, I just want both of them to be happy.

If that means eventually I might have to reconsider keeping Buttons, so be it. I’d rather he was happy and not nervous in another home and that Pebbles was happy too. Because I do reckon he is nervous due to Pebbles scratching at his door and pouncing on it. He’s very skittish. I can handle them putting up with each other but not fighting each other.

I hope the cat cupid spreads some love. Soon.

Until next time,


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  • R's Mom
    22 February 2012 at 10:01 am

    Awww! hugs hugs….I really salute you for doing this…I would never have the guts to take care of two pets..saachmein!

    • Psych Babbler™
      22 February 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks R’s Mom…honestly, I think I underestimated just how difficult it would be! At the moment, I can have them in the same room for 5 mins while I feed them and then they start to attack each other. Sigh.

  • My Era
    22 February 2012 at 10:10 am

    May the cat cupid answer your prayers soon!

    • Psych Babbler™
      22 February 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Fingers crossed it does My Era!!!

  • Smita
    22 February 2012 at 10:14 am

    Amen!!! The cupid will strike soon 😀

    Take care girl!

  • Bikramjit
    22 February 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I hope tooo cupid fires some of those love arrows 🙂

    hope it all settles down


    • Psych Babbler™
      22 February 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Hope so too Bikram…if it doesn’t settle in a couple of weeks, I will seriously consider rehoming Buttons. It’ll be hard but I think it’ll be harder seeing both of them stressed.

  • Titaxy
    22 February 2012 at 4:51 pm

    take care. hope they both get settled soon. hugs.

    • Psych Babbler™
      22 February 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks T…I hope so too! Like I said in the post, I’ll give it 2 weeks. If not, will have to take drastic measures.

  • HiddenIdol
    24 February 2012 at 8:01 am

    Take care of both..Those two are definitely invited to my next party! Lots of Hugs
    Hidden Idol

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