When the temperatures are warmer, Scarlett and Melly's already tense relationship gets even tenser. Scarlett wants nothing to do with Melly, and growls if she gets within a few feet. Fortunately, the weather is finally starting to cool off, and Scarlett is becoming more tolerant of Melly.
I took this picture (very stealthily, over my shoulder and with the camera zoomed way in) a couple of days ago:
Scarlett gave Melly dirty looks the whole time she was laying there, but there weren't any growls for almost half an hour!
Yesterday evening, Scarlett was snuggled up between Geoff and me on the couch, and Melly came up behind her and very gently laid her head on Scarlett's hip. I braced myself for the flying fur and flailing claws, but they never came: Scarlett tolerated Melly's presence for fifteen whole minutes!
And then, later in the evening, Melly was in bed under the covers, and Scarlett jumped on the bed and lay down almost right on top of her. I'm not sure if Scarlett knew Melly was there or if she just thought there was a gently vibrating heating pad under the blanket, but either way, it was adorable.