A week or so ago, there was a Showdown involving yowling and a tussle. Sampo had stared at me a little too long and I responded. We tumbled over Äiti's bed and downstairs. Now Äiti thinks we have to sort the hierarchy for ourselves and she kept a careful ear open for yells and screeches or any indication of a serious fight- which did not happen. So she slept peacefully and in the morning she found a few furs on the floor and my tail held high and a confident strut as I patrolled the Castle. Sampo, in the meantime slunk down every time he passed me by. Oh yes, a mighty victory for The King. I whapped him good! He has been a little more respectful ever since, as has Little Princess Buttercup. However I am keeping a careful eye on this more recent behaviour. King Spitty sent me a Grumpy Cat stuffie and Sampo has taken to hunting it.