In the morning he was still alive and well and had also been fed and seen eating, but in the afternoon he was found dead in the enclosure.
About two weeks ago I wrote about the trouble at our "Royal Court" with Jolly Roger and Möfzi being chased away by Stubby Tail and Orlok.
As I had tons of work these last two weeks with everybody doing their Christimas shopping @ my-meerkat and thus no time to visit, I do not know, what had happened in the meantime.
But throughout the week I had a very bad feeling that something might have happened and I spent a lot of time thinking about the kats.
Möfzi still looks pretty disturbed and depressed, and she also has some minor health issue, her tail has some bald patches which have lost their skin, but she is treated currently.
Stubby Tail in particular is still chasing her from time to time, but during the second feeding turn, Möfzi sat right in the middle of the feeding bowl and growling at everybody who tried to snatch food away from her.
It does not look like Stubby Tail is interested in Möfzi, though, but he shows all kinds of dominance display without any real plan behind it. I guess, it won`t be long, until she is back in charge. Flat Ears might turn out to be her next partner, but who knows.
R. I. P. sweet little King, you will always have a place in our hearts!
left: Jolly Roger, right: Möfzi, Summer 2007
left back: Swingkat, right front: Jolly Roger, March 2006