Sparring Partners


Since the first day Chris graced our home with his presence, he has had a fighting spirit. He would attack the other cats, hoping to find someone willing to play with him but would instead just get growls and hisses.

That changed when we got Puck, who was a kitten at the time and is now about a year and a half old, still young enough to keep up with Chris. That may change when Puck matures and Chris doesn’t, but we shall see.

The other night the two of them got into a major fight, taking it from one room in the house to the next.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

My box, stay away!

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

Oww! You’ll pay for that, Puck!

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

This should show you who is boss around here. (Chris will sometimes hold Puck down by the scruff to show dominance)

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

No, wait! That tickles.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

Let’s dance.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

Do you want a face full of this?

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

You can’t hide from me!

Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting

Who’s the boss now, Chris?

We are fortunate that our two cats, while they fight a lot, are also friends. By that I mean Puck is able to tolerate Chris’s behavior and occasionally put him in his place when necessary.

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19 thoughts on “Sparring Partners

  1. onespoiledcat

    Oh fun! They look like they truly enjoy playing like that…….it’s good exercise for both of them and while I’m sure at times they are more like two wild tigers fighting over a “kill” – they are also obviously best buddies. YAY!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  2. fozziemum

    Our girls do this too..Pickles the midget of them all will always tackle Dinnermintz a good three times her size…Dinnermintz is very patient usually..just as well because she could body slam Pickles quite easily…hubby calls Dinnermintz Haystacks Calhoun bwahahahah ..all in all it’s a safe kill game with family…with an outsider cat it would be full on…crazy kids 😉 Fozziemum

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  3. Dennis

    That is something I am very afraid of. I plan to get a second cat eventually. The idea is that my cat would´t be the only cat anymore and that they could play together then. But I am afraid that it would end different and that they rather would fight with each other. I´m afraid that my cat would defend her territory. I have some friends who have experience with this case. Some said the cats did fight, others said they only fought at the beginning. I afraid as they could hurt each other with the claws (for example the eyes and so).

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      It is good to have two cats but the wrong cat could be bad. Two female cats are more likely to fight than two male cats or one male and one female.

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      1. Dennis

        Yea, that´s why I did hesitate with the decision. It could be either beneficial for the cats or not. But as it worked out well for some friends, I still have the idea on my list. 🙂 I think it really depends if female or male as you said. And then also the characteristics of each cat.

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  4. Charles Huss Post author

    Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:

    These were fun days. We still have a lot of sparring matches going on here but most of them are Frankie and Floki now. Sometimes Floki fights with Chris and Puck but Chris has been sick lately and lays around most of the time. I hope he feels better soon.

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