Wave latched on and dug his claws into to Cindy not last night, but the night before, and the night before that. She’s been staying in her carrier/safe place more. I had just started seeing real progress.
Last Thursday morning, I woke up and Cindy was staring at me from across the room. On Friday morning, I woke up and she was staring at me, right next to the mattress. On Saturday morning, she meowed and was near the mattress. All three days I played with her and petted her before I went anywhere for the day.
I thought I could make Wave behave by paying more attention to him. Somehow, between housecleaning and following him from the kitchen table to the closed toilet seat–his petting places–he’s not just a calm cat who will sit in your lap–it became a bit of a frenzy and I think encouraged the eventual attacks instead of making them less likely to happen.
I have a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room and all the cats–even Cindy–had wanted to have all the space for one reason or another.