These are our cats: Buzz is the black one and Newman is the gray, fuzzy one. We got Buzz about 15 years ago to keep our cat, Fonz (who has since passed away) company. He did much more than that. He chased her and basically tormented her. She would have preferred to be the lone cat in the household. So, to take some pressure off of her, we got Newman - to keep Buzz company, naturally. And although Newman and Buzz are not related, I think of them as brothers. They play together and they play-fight, and as you can see from the picture, Newman takes good care of his big brother.
Yesterday we brought both cats and our dog, Chunky, to the vet to be sprayed for fleas. Poor Newman had them the worst and had been pulling his fur out. We also flea-bombed our house. And now, I'd say it's much more calm here. Newman is not tearing himself apart. Buzz is sleeping peacefully. And the jangle of Chunky's collar didn't wake me up in the middle of the night last night as he scratched and scratched. Ahhhh. Happy Thursday. :)