It is said that old habits die a hard death. I'm beginning to believe this is true when it applies to Shadow and Darwin.
After three months of living with me Shadow still sucks his food up like a shop vac. I've never seen a cat eat so fast without choking. After he finishes Shadow immediately goes after Darwin's food. And it doesn't matter if I'm standing right there to deter him. Shadow will take a chance on getting a swat from a fly swatter in order to steal a mouthful of food and dash out of the kitchen.
The strange thing is, Darwin would be in the middle of chowin down, but he'll step back and let Shadow raid his dish! Agggggghhh! It's so frustrating! If Darwin would rise up and give Shadow a coupla good whacks he would stop the nonsense. But he won't.....
Darwin has his quirks too. He keeps missing the litter box. I think I've got it down to a science though. I believe if the litter boxes is too full he will use the floor. Which not an option for me cuz I get to clean it up. Which is not enjoyable.
When I bought the two litter boxes I originally intended Shadow to use one and Darwin to use the other. But you know cats. Shadow immediately put his scat in both which I believe turned Darwin off. That's why he started using the floor because he didn't want to share. Cats are extremely territorial like that, you know.
Darwin's learning but slips up. I have a third llitterbox and I'm considering setting it up to see what happens.
This is a definite change from the well behaved kitties I used to have. Shadow and Darwin are rogues compared to Biscuit and Spiral.
I should buy them both pirate costumes .....