From: Agent Mulder
To: Mr. Whiskers
Date: 2 June 2019
Subject: Second Report of 2019
We are in the new den. I was concerned the humans would leave us behind or take us to different humans, but that concern was groundless. We are together. We are with the same humans. We are in a different den. The ‘pool’ is a large container of water that smells unpleasant. We avoid it. It isn’t in this den in any case. The humans do not allow us near it.
I had selected a territory in this place but Agent Smudge also claimed it. We argued and fought about it. I finally ceded it to Agent Smudge. In retrospect, I am happy about doing that, but not that he took the territory. I claimed it first. He muscled in and garnered support from the others. I didn’t lose it fair and square, but since his passing, I feel I did the right thing in letting him have it. I do feel we need a review of the territory claiming process.
In spite of the territory thing, I have been trying to determine the reason why this move was made. I don’t believe it was the whim of the humans that caused it. I have been eavesdropping on them. They said the land lord sold previous den. I don’t know what that means exactly, but I will do my best to find out. I will also try to find out what a land lord is.
I grew concerned about Agent Smudge. He lost a lot of weight and hair. I don’t think I was responsible. I think he missed our departed agents more than he thought he would. I did try to bridge our differences but he refused to budge from his stance. I was never his enemy. I gave the territory and now I am glad I did so.
I claimed another territory near the first one. I’m in conflict now with Agent Probie. He has been hostile with all of us. I think he resents the move, but he needs to understand it is not my fault. It isn’t anyone’s fault except the humans. I understand his anger, but he needs to redirect it. I will continue to make allowances, but my patience has limits. His behavior is approaching those limits. I may have to slap him down. I am senior to him after all. I am the senior agent in this den for that matter. I do not know how Agent Cuddlebug coped. I honor him even more now that I am senior agent.
The tensions here are nearly unbearable. Please advise me on what I can do to ease them. I do know Agent Probie is not angry with me, but I do not know how to redirect his emotions. Agent Skittlebutt is of no help. He seems angry at everyone. I do not know why. I need and request guidance in this matter. Please provide it as soon as possible.
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