1. We got a gray kitty from the shelter that my seven-year-old promptly named, Ash.
2. He's a total sweetie and a good snuggler.
3. We thought he'd be a good companion for our other kitty, Murphy (pictured below), now ten-months-old.
4. Fast forward a few more days and take in this scene: Older kitty TERRORIZING new kitty. Stalks, pounces, tackles, bites on neck and stomach (sensitive areas) any chance he gets, which is pretty much ALWAYS.
5. Even though we kept them separate and introduced them slowly, like we were told. Needless to say, we are baffled by it all (except the part where cats are WAY territorial). After this, dogs are a piece of cake. And, I'm EXHAUSTED!
If ONLY animals could talk. MEOW!
Those are my truths. You got any?
Aw, poor kittens! I hope they get along soon. Dogs definitely seem a lot easier!
Truths . . . This week is going to kill me. It's been frantic, frantic frantic and I'm praying that it rains all day today so baseball is cancelled tonight for my kids. That's a true story - maybe horrible of me to say, but true:)
We've been trying to introduce our cats to the dog for two years now, but the older cat is a real B!
I can't understand why people do the things they do, and they can TALK! :)
We have a totally gray cat named Danny - Ash looks like he could be related :)
My truth? Four out of my ten fingers are covered in band-aids due to my hideous habit of cuticle picking/biting, which happens non-stop when I'm writing/revising. FOUR! It's so embarrassing.
My truth is I didn't realize how disgusting my fence was until last weekend when I removed lots of black gunk from it. Yuck!!!!
That kitten is so darn cute. I want to squeeze him. I have two cats (14 y.o., they are sisters and they seem to hate each other at this point. I think you're right dogs might be easier. Cats tend to have emotional issues.
Don't know what truth I have today. I'll have to get back to you on that when I'm fully awake.
Kittens have so much energy. And they do that whole play fighting thing. My cats are 13 and 10 and they still play like that (but much slower). They also play hide and seek with each other and they cuddle too.
Linsday--I hear you, girl!
DL--LOL, so true!
K.M.--hmmm, why do I remember reading a certain similar character in one of your earlier books? *wink*
They look so adorable...Murphy cannot possibly be capable of such treachery!
Truth-Our dog leaves so much hair around the house I could knit a sweater...weekly.
Awww, you just never know with pets.
Long ago after we got our first dog, we got her a playmate after a year. The first dog just tolerated the other one (but was very attached to us). Rarely played. Fast forward 11 years, our first dog passed so we got a puppy who adores the second dog (thankfully!). They snuggle all day!
Animals certainly have their own personality!
We got a second kitty to keep our first one company, and they absolutely hated each other. Many of the same problems that you mention we experienced with Puck and Pete. Fastforward some months and they get along just fine now. It may not happen like this for you, but I sure hope it does! :)
All I can say is, this post made me miss my cat. :(
We haven't had a cat since we lost him to the nearby highway a couple years back. We have a German Shepherd now, but sometimes I really want another cat.
I'm not sure how the dog would like that. I'm pretty sure she'd be scared of the cat.
LOL! This is why I'm anti-animal. Not their whole existence, just with me. I want animals that can talk and tell me what the H is going on. Ha!
And, uh, good luck? Yeah, good luck.
Gabby is one year older than Gizzy who is now three. We did all the right things too when we brough Gizzy home as a kitten. Gabby has never really accepted her but tolerates her. Gizzy of course keeps her distance but occassionally she will give it back to Gabby. Sometimes they play but most times they fight. They just have to work it out for themselves. I know yours will eventually get along but in a long distance kind of way.
I love them both so I just put up with their antics.
Hope your kitties learn to get along.
Congrats on your kitten. Here's hoping he survives - and you, too. I think our kitten requires a friend but your story makes me afraid.
Maybe a few high places for the older kitty to race up to, relax and not having to share the floor with the new kitty. If the older cat feels it has a place to call its own (vertically) things might improve. Just a thought.
Hope everything ends well for all your furry family.
It's good the cats are young. They will grow to love each other and probably play and spar lots. But ultimately will be buds.
PS... ASh is adorable!
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