Ollie is taking a break from the keyboard this morning to let me post a quick update.
Looks like everything went well last night between the new roomies. No screeching. No complaining. No sounds of fighting. Everything was quiet.
When I got up this morning, I could hear Ollie on the other side of the front bedroom door, clamoring for breakfast. That's a normal occurrence, though this morning, it did seem a bit more strident. He had to go without having food down after 10:30 last night because any food in a dish attracts a Howdy like iron filings to a magnet. So he was a very hungry boy.
All signs this morning from Howdy point to a good night last night, so unless there's a change in their behavior today, they'll sleep together in the front room again tonight. This is good because I know Howdy is VERY tired of having to sleep in the adjoining bathroom.