Well, we’ve done the horrible deed, and brought a new puppy home. Our cats are most displeased. It’s been a while since I did the puppy/cats intro, and it was with different older cats, and I don’t recall any drama. But that dog as a puppy was pretty mellow. Either that or I’ve just blocked out those memories, lol!
Any tips or tricks? Just time and patience? They loved my old dog who was their big brother, but this puppy is, well, not him.
We’ve made progress in the past week, and both cats (indoor/outdoor cats) would like their routine back. They are eating downstairs again, and the braver one is trying to stand his ground and take back his house, but there is still much hissing and some barking. Puppy seems to be trying to play/figure out the cat, and I’m trying to broker a peace deal and not allow the puppy to get wound up and re-direct her. I’m trying to keep her from chasing, but that cat just wants his space back and catches me off guard and just appears majikally (like cats do). Any tips appreciated!