Written by: Michele Burke, Partner, Alliance Benefit Solutions

Let’s talk about this relationship. My two cats are 8ish years old – they are brothers.

Lately, one of them (we will call him Roman because that’s his name) beats up on the other one. The other one is deaf. I have had them since they were kittens and Roman was mostly protective through the years.

Now, not so much. Every day I am in the middle of daily cat fights. Roman will walk over and bite the other one in his neck and the other one will hiss. It happens every morning (while I am trying to enjoy my diet coke).

I still work in my office, so I leave the house in the morning and come home at night to find them sleeping in a position that would not allow them to get any closer to each other.

Either A) my house is freezing and they are in survival mode or B) they know how to fight and they know how to move on.

So, when we use the phrase ‘cat fight’ between people, let’s not forget Phase II of a cat fight which is ….  “What were we fighting about again”? Forgive!! – or in the life of a cat – Forget!!