And there is always jealousy.
Mostly, it is Skittle who is jealous. I don’t know if this stems from dominance struggle or if she just is very green eyed. I think the latter, since they share toys and food and beds without issue. Mostly, they get jealous of me and my attention.
A couple of nights ago, Lily was on the bed with me, head on my thigh, her eyes closed as I gently stroked her face and neck. I was holding my phone in my other hand while simulateously watching football. Skittle was jealous of the attention, so she barked down the hall at an imaginary creature, which sent Lily into a frenzy of ball squeezing wariness.
Lily on the bed with her ball in her mouth.
This is a stress relief process for her or she will wind herself up into a tizzy.
Think Tasmanian devil want to be.
Skittle immediately jumped on the bed, snarled at Lily and tried to take the ball away, all the while positioning herself between Lily and me.
Skittle very pleased with herself, since she is now closer to me and Lily is banished from the bed.
Play fighting on the bed. One of the joys of life.
They are not mean with each other and it is mostly posturing and a lot of noise.
When they really get going, with flashing teeth and loud snarls, I call them land sharks.