My Cat Wants to Be the Only One!
Dolly was 6 weeks old when I rescued her. I already had Ramey who was about 9, and he raised Dolly. However, as she got older, she didn't seem to want anything to do with Ramey or me! She would run and hide when she saw me, or duck her head when I tried to pet her.
Eventually, circumstances insisted that I rescue a 5 week old kitten. Again, Ramey raised her, and she and Dolly would play in the mornings, but otherwise, Dolly still didn't want anything to do with any of us!
Late in March, it became apparent to me that my Ramey was ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge, so I took him on his last outing to the vet. Since then, Dolly comes up to me every evening when I sit in bed to read. She meows for loving, and will let me hold her and kiss her! But if the kitten (now 2 years old) comes on the bed, Dolly hisses and growls and runs off.
It has become clear to me that she was jealous of Ramey (he WAS my favorite, a very loving guy), and would prefer to be the only cat in my house.
Dolly has also gotten into the habit of poo-ing outside of her litter box. I recently read that she may be marking her territory against the other cat!