We had a nice chat. The Little Fayoumis's front teeth, which had come in stained due to a childhood accident, had been cleaned up and now look just as shiny and white as his other teeth. He's happy about that. All the cats -- shammash, eris_raven, and Clover's husband's big ginger cat Thomas -- are getting along with each other, the dogs, the turtles, and the hen.
The Little Fayoumis has a good family now. I don't have to worry about him. I don't even feel the need to keep stressing my offer to Sis -- if the Little Fayoumis becomes sufficiently rowdy as a teen that she feels that a change of location (change of local friends, change of authority, removal from people he might have had conflicts with) would be good, I'd be happy to take him on for a while. Earlier, it was a very strong worry of mine. He and Marx just kept clashing and clashing. Now, he's got enough loving family with experience with headstrong teens around to lower the wall, evade conflict. If ever everybody wants, I would be happy to have him spend time with me when he's in high school some time -- but I don't really anticipate that there would be a real need.
I'm so happy.