How Hector is fitting - or not - into the household is interesting, as are the other beasts’ reactions to him. He still chases Neville and Renn. Yet when Neville walks in his direction, Hec runs away. That he is trying to dominate a cat whom he fears a little is not surprising. What’s surprising is that the Nevsky hasn’t caught on to the fact that he can easily put the newcomer in his place.
Hector’s relationship with Portia intrigues me. I doubt that it will progress further, but it is at a decent position now. Round Po has learned that the library is everyone’s territory once more - or at least hers, too. I came home from work yesterday and couldn’t see Portia. She was in the library, on the heated towel that she used to enjoy before Hector arrived. She had gone in of her own volition, and had probably been snoozing comfortably there. While I was speaking with her, Hector jumped up on the couch inches rom her, and neither thought anything of it. At other times, they will exchange unpleasantries, though I am glad to see that it is Po who is dominant in that case.
I think that the novelty of charging after other cats will wear off of Hector, and he and the other boys will reach an accommodation. In the meantime, while Portia exhibits a few signs of stress at the disruption of her home-life, she too is coming to an arrangement with it. Just as it takes time for strangers to become acquaintances, so it takes time for their effects to be absorbed. The boys will grow accustomed to the new situation. As for Portia, my girl’s width shows that she has little trouble absorbing things.