Got a few comments on my last post about letting them sort it out if it's just like bapping at each other so we made a concerted effort to do that over the weekend. It was hard, let me tell you! But they kept it down to a few small tit for tat pats back and forth. I can live with that.
I also got another comment, and forgive me for not looking back to recall who said it, about putting something like a towel as a curtain between them. I've been doing that, when I have time to get between them. That does help, most of the time. Sometimes Star gives me a look like I'm an idiot if I think she's fooled by that and tries to go around.
We did pretty good, as I said, over the weekend, but today got really bad. They weren't back and forth baps, they were out and out wrestling that I had to break up, three times in a row. And if you think it was easy, with my back, to follow this attack around the house, you'd be as crazy as I am.
So we did our one tried and true trick to settle Star's attack mode. We put her in her harness and leash. And to be fair, we put Leo is one as well to see what would happen. What happened was that Star turned into her 'humble bumble' self, low to the ground and very meek, and Leo kept trying to figure out what this was and rolling around on the leash.. In other words, fairly unfazed.
We took off the leash and let Star go in her harness for a while so she crawled up stairs and napped. Leo realized he was safe and took a nap on ever surface in the living room. Then we released Star from her harness and she's been behaving all night.
This harness thing usually keeps her chilled out for at least a few days so I'm hoping for a few days of peace before we have to revisit any issues.
Here's a few pictures of Leo taking advantage of the open window the other day.
Almost too big for the window, my baby boy....
Pepsi? Do I like Pepsi?
You sure that not battery acid?