I have a new young female and an older male cat. The male defers to the female all the time. When it is time to eat, he sits back and lets her gorge herself. When it is time to play, he will watch intently but stay out of her way. Neither hurts the other, but she definitely takes advantage of this. She has gotten fat and lazy since her spay and needs more exercise. When I got her, I was hoping they would play together, but she bugs him and he will just go hide. Is there anything I can do to encourage them to play together? I give them both personal attention, but I feel sorry that my little boy feels bullied.
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