Most of the cat family had accepted Alpo, but Tiger (and sometimes Lady) continued to snarl at him, and in recent weeks, he'd been failing more and more to use the litter boxes. Pretty frustrating. We isolated him for a few days in the kitty quarantine room with some fancy-pants litter that's supposed to help soothe this sort of stress, and the approach absolutely worked. We would've preferred to re-introduce him back to the family gradually, but we are talking cats here, and of course, there's no such thing as "gradually". Still, as this picture (sorta) shows, it seems we've reached at least some harmony; this is the first time that all five cats have gravitated to the same spot... definitely an achievement. :-)
Meanwhile, Cat Lady's health has been declining lately. I'll ask her what's ok to blog, but suffice to say that she's having a rough time. A bunch of doctor visits coming up, and one surgery scheduled Friday.