So I have two dogs and two cats. Also two parakeets and a parrot, although the birds don't figure into this story. THIS story is about the dogs and the cats.
Anyway. The two dogs get along with each other.
The two dogs get along with the two cats.
The two cats get along with the two dogs.
The two cats do NOT get along with each other.
It's been an interesting dynamic to watch. The dogs will be sitting in the family room, emitting dog smells, when one of the cats saunters in and goes, "Yo. Sup, Home Slices?" And then much sniffing of front and end parts commences before they all collapse in a pile of pet to watch TV together.
When the two cats spy each other, they growl and go into attack mode and send feathers flying. Which means I have cat feathers in my house. Everywhere.
For years I've wondered why this happens. And then it occurred to me. Both of my cats think they're dogs, which means they are morally obligated to take out the cat in the room, i.e. each other.
And guess what? I do not have enough money for all the therapy it would take for these cats to figure out who they really are.