My cat Merlot - a 14 yr old Burmese X princess, my baby - pawed into our lives 3 years ago, when we moved into our new home. She left her old people, as they had adopted a new cat after her brother's death and Merlot preferred to be an only cat now. Merlot and I became very close: I work from home and wherever I went, she went. When she was unwell of anxious, she'd seek me out for reassurance... But every so often she would visit her old home and would even rub noses with her ex-brother Hoover; they'd also play and sit together on the street. When Hoover's human parents were away, I'd go and feed him, with Merlot happy to tag along. Hoover's humans have now moved away and could not take him with them. He is a lovely 'mature' boy of 9 yr, who just likes to be around people. Before the neighbours left, we started bringing him over, and it all seemed to go well. Alas,... Hoover has now claimed our house and garden as HIS and HIS only, and shoos Merlot away. She hides in another neighbour's garden and I have to collect her and bring her home so she at least eats and drinks. She does not want to come inside anymore and you can see that she's scared of him and has become very skittish. I love Merlot, but I also recognize that as a 9 yr old black cat, it will be near-impossible to find a new home for Hoover. What on earth can I do???