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The Queen has not been happy of late.

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Her world has been disrupted. Her favorite place in the house is her window shelf in the guest room. Due to our laundry room remodel project, a bunch of shit is stacked up in there and she has not been able to use the shelf. This is not an acceptable state of affairs.

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As a result, she has taken to sleeping on our bed in the window (she likes windows), but that is not a solution because the dogs harass her.

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She is also unhappy because I have been traveling a lot. We have a morning routine where she gets a snack and I let her out the front door to poop in the front yard. Then she hangs out with me in the backyard while I have coffee until my son wakes up and feeds all 3 cats their breakfast.

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So she has made herself scarce, and when she does come for attention, she turns her back on me and/or bites me.

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She hates the other kitties. We need to get that room done before she kills us all.

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S a bonus, this is Lucy, my wife's rescue Chihuahua.  We adopted her many years ago as a horribly traumatized abuse victim (people suck) who clung to my wife and viewed everyone else with a combination of hate and fear.  She is at least 16 years old, and has survived on force of will.  But we are watching her clock wind down, and it casts a bit of melancholy over our usually happy home.  We have generally been lucky with our animals, with most living into their mid-teens.  Their short life spans suck, but the joy they bring is well worth the pain of loss when it comes.  I hope she hangs around a while longer.  She's a good dog.

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