It’s funny how some cats interact. Parker has taken to snoozing on the dining table. He started doing it to remind me to take him for his walk in the evenings, lying in front of me while I write. He evidently liked the location, for whatever reason, and has taken to spending a great deal of time there.
Tucker, on the other hand, continues to favour the outer-most chair at the same table, with its soft cushion. The strange thing about these two is that, while the roly poly dislikes the orange-boy, and will swat at him if he passes beneath the chair, there is no concern or agitation if Parker snoozes on the table-top above Tucker.
This pair - Tucker wanting Parker gone from the cosy apartment and Parker wishing to avoid any contact with Tucker - will lie within inches of each other, as long as they are on different levels. When they are on the same surface, there is friction and, possibly, trouble. It is like a game of three-dimensional chess, of which only these two know the rules.
I am content, therefore, to leave them as they are. Perhaps some day they will extend their truce to other planes. Until then, they have played to a draw on this one.