Just as I'm leaving for work this morning, Sherman & Penny get into a knock-down, drag out brawl. It's the first one in 2+ years. I had just given them their goodbye cookies and Penny was being Penny and spit it on the floor. Sherman, being Sherman, ran over to snatch it from her. Then all hell broke loose. And I always do the wrong thing breaking up fights. That's how I ended up with 8 stitches in my finger. I go for the collars to pull them apart. I know I'm supposed to grab the worst offender (Penny) and wheelbarrow them away from the fight. But I freak out too much to think clearly. Unfortunately, Penny wasn't wearing a collar. Fortunately Scotty heard me screaming at them and came downstairs to help me get them apart.
They were both very shaken up. Sherman has a big chunk out of the top of his head & a smaller cut on the side of his face. Penny is fine.
No real lasting effects though. They're being kind of standoffish with each other at lunchtime but I took them on a walk together after work (and they behaved wonderfully). By the end of the evening, it was one big happy family again.
I'm wondering though, if there isn't something wrong with Penny. She's been very picky about her food (more than usual anyway) and a little mopey. Maybe she's not feeling well or maybe it's just the moon.