Okay! So, I did come back home for about 5 minutes to check on my little devils at home, and LO! and BEHOLD! Poofy was up in his little cave he created between my clothes in my shelf, and Minnie was strutting her stuff downstairs. It had appeared as though Minnie had the entire downstairs all to herself!!
So, I started making myself a cup of coffee before I had to head out to work again, when I noticed that Poofy had made his way downstairs to say "hello" to mommy (me). So, I cuddled him up and did my usual, "Hi Poofy Snoofy! How's my Snoofer doing??..". I walked upstairs carrying him and let him down at the top of the stairs. He immediately went to his litter box upstairs.
Minnie in the meantime, sneaked up right next to the litter box, waiting patiently; ears turned back, squatting down on her haunches, and ever ready to strike. I went around the bed, stood really still, and decided to watch.
Poofy did his business in the litter box, then turned around in the box (its a gigantic litter box, since he's a Maine Coon), in order to cover up what he had just done. When he turned around, his backside was facing out of the box. So, of course curious little Minnie (5 months tomorrow) decided that she wanted to sniff his bottom. She did that for a few seconds, then decided to duck down again before Poofy turned around. Poofy stuck his head out of the litter box and checked left and right looking for the rascal who had so rudely sniffed him, but he didn't find anyone.
So, Poofy continued to cover up his business and then walked out of the litter box just in time for a nice slap on the head! He did not see it coming. Minnie had waited for over 2 minutes just so she could get her chance to pounce on Poofy, lift her little hand (her front paw) and slap him really hard on the head. So, Sneaky Sneaky got her Revenge!
Poofy gave a little squeal and jumped backward. He was a little shocked that Minnie came toward him so brazenly. Then like the King, and Master of the Home, he very majestically walked slowly out of the room, ignoring Minnie completely.
I actually don't feel so bad to leave her alone with the bully any longer. I think she can take care of herself very well indeed!!