Perhaps the Twain Shall Meet?

19 Feb

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Our lives are currently, and quite happily, revolving around Rufus, who has proven to be a real charmer. He is full of playful energy and exhibits a happy-go-lucky attitude, even around Baxter and Lulu.

The kitties and Rufus have slowly been getting closer to each other physically. The day we brought Rufus home neither Baxter nor Lulu would dare enter the same room as the dog. They’d park themselves at quite a distance and simply stare at him, seemingly sizing him up and judging what danger he might pose.

Nowadays, the kitties spend most of their time perched on countertops, cabinets, or tables peering down at Rufus, looking like two furry but wary gargoyles. Baxter and Lulu have even ventured to walk across the floor near Rufus and noses have been pointed inches away from each other. Rufus really pays the kitties no mind but if he gets too close, Baxter or Lulu will hiss and swat (never making real contact though).

Even though the kitties have not welcomed Rufus with open arms (or paws?), I am really encouraged. The cats have not been alienated by the dog. Baxter is still my lap cat while I watch TV and Lulu still sleeps in the bed with us. I think our critters have made remarkable progress in such a short span of time — Rufus has only been with us for a week. Who knows what cat/dog relations may be like in a month or two?

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2 Responses to “Perhaps the Twain Shall Meet?”

  1. Irene February 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Rufus rocks, and you’re now outnumbered by your pets, way to go! Best wishes on the wonderful addition to your family.

    • Lenora Genovese February 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

      Thanks, Rene! Hey, I never thought of it that way…I guess we are outnumbered!

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