Mosie the Cat is absolutely beautiful and puts me to sleep at night with her purring. She is also the most opinionated, stubborn, headstrong, willful, bossy, controlling, demanding, troublesome and challenging animal I have ever personally been acquainted with.
When I recognized these same traits in myself, I saw something had to give. You can't have a peaceful home with two characters so alike.
It took me nine years, but once I acquiesced to her way of thinking, we have become close friends. She runs things around here, and I love her dearly.
A 50-something woman comes home to a place she's never been before.