Or so I thought.
After being so nice to Chaz all weekend, I caught Murphy chasing him. I read him (Murphy) the riot act (not recommended usually, but I know my boy) and things have been more peaceful.
He even came out to play for a while the other night. Chaz is very playful and will play anytime I encourage it, but this was different. He clearly came seeking some fun and I was happy to provide it. Mostly the laser pointer but some time with wand toys, too.
He’s not the best about scratching so I used some of the playtime to encourage him to use one of the many scratching posts I have. His nails are very long but I don’t think we’re at a point in our relationship yet where I’m ready to attempt trimming them.