“Human! Human! Come here, quickly!”
“What is it, Jacey?”
“Hurry! Bagheera is in Marley’s dog crate and she does not like it at all.”
The human often doesn’t listen to Jacey, because she is always talking. But this got his attention and he rushed over to see what was happening.
He took a look, and yes, I was in Marley’s crate. And Marley was not happy about it.
“Bagheera! What are you doing in there? Marley is not happy with you right now and you need to leave her alone. And if you are not careful, she will scratch you and the blood I draw for your blood tests because you’re a diabetic cat will be nothing!”
“Human, I am trying to be friends with Marley. She has to learn that I do not mean her any harm. You always call me a sugar cat because I’m diabetic and my blood sugar is too high. I’m trying to show Marley that I am a sweet and friendly cat!”
“Bagheera, that’s great, but you have to accept that right now you are pushing her further than she wants to go. She is growling at you. She’s not happy. Right, Marley?”
“Yes, human. I go in here when I want to be left alone, and Bagheera is annoying me. Can you get him out of the crate? I don’t mind it when he’s outside, but he is too close to me right now and he’s making me nervous and angry. I’m trying to warn him but he is ignoring me.”
“Did you hear that, Bagheera? You need to leave the crate.”
“But I just want to be friends, human. I do not want to hurt Marley.”
“Marley is a shy cat, Bagheera. Right, Marley?”
“I am not shy, human. I just do not like to be too close to other cats. I do not mind being in this crate with the other cats near me but I don’t like to be too close to them. I know that I must adapt, but you think I came from a home where I was the only cat because of this.”
“Well, Marley, I don’t know. Bagheera, you need to leave Marley alone for a while. And it’s time for you to get your insulin anyway. Come and get your wet noms. They’re good for diabetic cats like you and this stress is not good for your blood sugar levels.”
“Okay, human. Okay.”