My two kitties are doing great! However I am having a little bit of situation and not sure how to deal with it.
I have a 7 year old spayed female named Sushi, and a 9 month old neutered male named Elliott. Elliott is part Maine Coon and is already larger than Sushi. Of course, being 9 months old he's not quite out of kitten stage. He's a rough and tumble boy who is VERY active. My problem is he is constantly picking on Sushi. I never seem him get aggressive, but he follows her around, wants to play with her tail ALL THE TIME, won't let her eat. And on nd on. There are moments where he does get rowdy and will plow her over but I see it as him trying to play, not trying to be aggressive. However, Sushi hates it. Sushi growls and hisses at him NONE stop.
I'm aware that there isn't like an alpha male in cats, like there is in dogs (Unless what I"m reading is wrong) and that's more or less behavioral training. I"m wondering if any of you have been in this situation and how you dealt with it. He seems to respond well if I divert his attention. But, I wonder what he is like when I'm gone and the two of them are home alone. Any advice of how to help get over this cat/kitten barrier would be very much welcomed!