I padlocked the refrigerator in order to keep Maxine away from the food that I currently have left in the house. The lock wasn’t on for even five minutes before she demanded an explanation. I made clear that all the food was mine and further described in detail that until she contributed to the household rations, the refrigerator was off limits to her grubby paws.
She promptly left the house and stayed at Ethan Bakers for the night. I can’t believe that it hadn’t occurred to me to cut off food supply to the parasite earlier. I could have gotten her out of the house months ago.