I wrote a post Wrapping Cats Instead of Presents, which told you about Chico being, um, snipped, in order to hopefully ensure that all my boys did not fight with each other (this included Charlie not running after Chico). I am here to report that things are going really well now that spring has arrived! Chico has become a super friendly and sweet cat who wants his head scratched more than he wants food. He is also not fighting (much) with my boys Tio and Desoto. In fact, Tio is the one who comes out paw ready to swat at both Chico and Chica. Get off my porch!
The next step is to get Chica spayed this summer. Her recovery time is much longer and she would need to be monitored. For now, I am supremely content with the cat balance that seems to have been achieved on the porch today.