Cast of characters:
This is, of course, Henry. The sweet, the loveable, the clueless travel companion. He is excited about everything and sometimes not quite cautious enough....I mean, as far as he is concerned, who wouldn't like him?
The handsome black and white cat is Otto. He has gained a lot of weight over the summer. His adoring summer pet sitters took great care of him and his sister, Vivika, during our months away. They both ended up fat and sassy. Vivika is the charcoal beauty on Otto's right.
When we left, Otto teased Henry; Henry chased Otto; Vivika stayed way out of the way of Henry but occasionally attacked Otto. On our return, Otto sits on the couch top waiting to be petted and admired but lords it over Vivika; Vivika stalks Henry; Henry cuddles with his human watching Vivika with some trepidation. The whole power structure has shifted along some summer fault line.
As in Rodney King's oft quoted lament, "Why can't we just all get along?"