Remember how having Moetzel back on loan from my in laws was a bit of a disaster at first? What with cat fights at 2am and the like?
Well I've got to be honest, I don't want to give her back. She's a finicky cat (I've never met a she cat who wasn't), and won't tolerate being picked up and doesn't particularly like being approached. She's also a little too comfortable getting in the way of the other animals; I have to patrol when I'm feeding Phoenix otherwise she'll kick her away from her food dish.
Moetzel's a cuddle cat, though. She'll jump on the couch with us, or snuggle into my feet when I'm in bed reading. Her little head nudges just a little bit under my hand begging for attention. She's so sweet that it's hard not to love her. This is all somewhat hilarious, because she used to be the most skittlish, solitary cat before we moved and would have nothing to do with either of us.
Still, I'd be lying if I said the animal situation is perfect. Moetzel's given both Jethro and Phoenix a good swat on the nose in the last week, which I'm not happy about. I can't quite figure out if the cats actually like each other or not - they chase each other a lot, and often look like they're approaching each other in a friendly manner, but we still hear a hiss from one or the other every other day or so. No more growls though, and those worried me.
I'm still hoping that by the time construction finishes at the in laws the cats will be all cuddly and my mom won't want us to return her. I don't want to give her back, really.