In other, but related, news, both of the older cats are now peeing outside of the litter boxes. I know exactly what the problem is, but haven't figured how to fix it. Joy.
Calming vitamin supplements should arrive in a day or so. Feliway diffusers don't seem to be doing a thing. I'm going to try making a custom covered litter box for the older girls. Hopefully I can get Tom for a claw trim tomorrow.
*it might not be so bad if he wasn't such a mush. he adores sleeping on the bed with us, and even more when he can nose his way under the covers. it's sweet enough that he likes to sleep as we do, on his side with his huge kitty head sticking out form under the covers. sweeter still that, half the time, he just wants to spoon. it's ridiculously adorable.