Nermal is an eight-year-old cat with a problem. He lived with the Dad's family as an only cat since he was a kitten. When the Mom and Dad got married, Nermal stayed with the Dad's Mom and Dad. Recently, they became unable to care for him any more and he moved in with the Dad (and Mom) again, but there were three other kitties already living there. He had never had to deal with anything like this before and he got so stressed out that he got sick. He is better now, but he had to be isolated from the other cats again so he could get better. He likes playing with Virgil, but he doesn't seem to care much for the other cats. He has gotten into some real growling and hissing matches with Maggie. Maggie has always been the alpha cat, but Nermal is bigger and older than she is and used to being the center of attention from the humans, so he is not taking to her trying to tell him to stay off her favorite spots. The issue has yet to be resolved, but things are calmer now than they were just before Nermal got sick. Nermal and Virgil love to play with a long plastic strip that won't break when they tug and chew at it. Nermal also really loves his catnip mouse.
Nermal is not sure just where he fits in.
Virgil stepped forward and became his friend.
Maggie insists she's the boss,
Which throws him for a loss.
Nermal's trying, but it's hard to fit in.