tuxedo cat

May 31, 2012


It was delightful to see Coco actually being friendly and relaxed to another cat. Coco and Chicken have had some tension between Jack Attack and the black cat but they’ve been seen sitting next to each other as if they have come to terms. Unfortunately, this tuxedo cat who was much larger did not seem to accept Coco’s friendliness quickly. Coco would make a chuckling meow to the tuxedo cat; it was the same chuckling meow he uses towards birds for some reason. The tuxedo cat would continue to growl at Coco but curious as he would come up to Coco then change his mind then try again. Interestingly, Tuxedo Cat would take water that was offered to him and he made a chuckling meow then went back to growling at Coco.


Some week/s later, Tuxedo Cat and Coco fought. It was difficult to see who started but assuming Coco had been relaxed and never growled as witnessed before, most likely it was Tuxedo Cat to be blamed as he was also in Coco territory. The fought happened in the backyard of Chicken and Coco’s home. Coco was slightly behind Tuxedo Cat; both of them half sitting and looking at each other straight in the eyes only a few inches away. Coco was making the chuckling noise and Tuxedo Cat was growling. They suddenly snapped and both of them rolled on the grass with claws in skin and mouths on necks. Importantly, the fought was interrupted by their human auntie- she ran like a drunkard towards them and indeed it scared them into darting separation. Tuxedo Cat clung to the wooden fence as if to see what else she would do… maybe offer more water? No. Only to be scared again and Tuxedo Cat darted under a black basin that was in backyard surrounded by tall grass and weeds and knocked the basin over. Poor guy. But poor Coco- he was found sitting behind a neighbor’s tree on the other side of the backyard; the look on his face looked as if he was recalculating in silence. It took a while to call him but he finally snapped out of it and limped his way. There was black and white fur stuck on his claws. Sigh. Coco stopped limping a few hours after and fortunately if stayed that way… while the tuxedo cat has been spotted coming in and out of Chicken and Coco’s backyards and garage.

What are your thoughts on cat fights? Should they be left alone as if it is some business that they must take care on their own such as establishing rank and territories? A friend has warned to leave them be as it is possible interruption may be worse. 😦