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  • It's the most natural thing in the world when siblings fight. For any cause, a candy bar, control of the television, who goes first and last for anything, It happens. These stupid fights are part of developing. In the human world. But when those arguments bubble to the surface, do siblings claw each other and scream? Very rare. Our cats, Robby and Renee, though, show sibling fights at a different level. Cat level. All it takes is one rambunctious cat in a playful mood and one drowsy cat in a no-nonsense-I-just-want-to-eat-my-snack-mood. Then it all starts with a jump from the brother. (Don't brothers always start it?)

    That jump onto her back would be just what Renee didn't need. She would give one warning hiss. But, would Robby ever listen? The next step of this process is for Robby to tear after Renee and tackle her again and again and again.
    It's painful to watch. Poor sister would hiss and growl and yowl and scream and lash out with merciless, razor-sharp claws. To Robby it was all a game. Nothing could penetrate his big thick coat. Finally Renee would find a hiding place so isolated that Robby's face would have to go through a shield of claws to get to her.

    Then it was over, just like that. Robby would walk off, his tail high in the air, mewing his strange little I'm-bored mews. You would think that would take time to forgive. But don't be tricked. Cats put the past behind them and focus on the here and now.

    Later that afternoon you would find them curled up together in their royal pink bed; as if nothing had ever happened. All forgiven. Just lounging like two old white socks socks waiting for a shoe.
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