a friend generously gave me one of those cat doors with the magnetic lock, and Jovino installed it while I was spinning on Theory Radio yesterday (I know, I didn't announce here - it's every Thursday from 1pm until 4.) I bought Ninj a beautiful little pink leather collar with rhinestones (it looks gorgeous against her black fur) and she has adapted to it quite nicely. with the magnetic ball attached she can easily go in and out of the cat door in my room without assistance - yay! I had fantasies about building a RFID reader cat flap, but it would be a big project and this solves it for now.
Bruce knows something is up and resents no longer having access to that room - but I can't really come up with a better solution to the food issue - they both love the kibble, but it doesn't agree with Bruce's gut, and I can't let her have it or I'll be spending my days cleaning up her messy poos - which she insists on leaving directly on the bathroom floor. so much for THAT idea! so, the crunchers are for Ninj only, since she can digest them well. she has put on some weight - I'm SO relieved. so now my concern is with Bruce getting resentful of Ninji. I'm trying to give her extra love and attention. hopefully she'll get used to the new arrangement soon.
so, overall, a big YAY from teh Kingdom of Cats!