Two steps forward, one step back, two steps forward…
I have determined that Maggie is doing a dance.
She will dance so far backward I designate the bedroom as the Maggie Fort. Then she’ll dance so far forward she chases her sister out of said Maggie fort.
Then she’ll dance backward again and spend an inordinate amount of time hiding under the papasan, and make her human worry that she’s ill by literally sitting on her butt to pee in the litter box, getting her tush covered in urine and litter in the process.
Then she’ll dance forward once more and start venturing to the open door, not running away from her brother, and sniffing her sister’s tail!
At least she is making progress… I think!