Well, that was a night. The Inas had been free-roaming at night for a few nights.
I was awakened at 3am by screaming and running — the feline kind, not human, thank goodness. I jumped up and Murphy had Georgina cornered behind the curtains, under the livingroom window. Jonesy and Claudina were lurking, Blue was nowhere to be seen.
Georgina let me come right up to her so I picked her up and took her back to the foster room. I put Claudina in to keep her company but both of them put on their floof suits and did the Halloween pose. I let Claudina out again.
Poor Georgina had scattered pee along her trail so I cleaned that up.
I caught site of Blue heading into the bathroom to hide. I picked her up but she was completely freaked out and wanted no part of comfort from me. I tried to go back to bed but my heart was still pounding. I tried to put Claudina back in the foster room, and all was well.
I did eventually get back to sleep. When I got up, all seemed fine except that Blue was still acting weird. Everyone ate breakfast. When I let the Inas out of their room, Georgina immediately puffed up and began stalking Blue!!! What the?? This went on all morning; let her out, stalk Blue, back into confinement.
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what happened. There was a carrier knocked off the top of the cage but that happens all the time. The following day’s events make me think that something happened between Blue and Georgina. No idea what or if it was “on purpose” or accidental. Then, Murphy did his protector thing, like he does for Jonesy. This is the ONLY bright spot in the whole episode. It means Blue is “in”! Perhaps, not coincidentally, just that night, for the first time that I know of, he let her sleep touching him. Briefly. Lol.
The next morning, all was normal again with insane games of chase with the three girls!