Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
We brought our sweet new kitten, Skeeter, home about a month ago.
He was doing surprisingly well in all areas except for one....
...meeting, greeting and getting along with our dog, Blondie.
There may or may not have been hissing involved.
We started in on couple's therapy right away. We put Skeeter in his crate right next to Blondie. Blondie is so sweet, she just wants to be friends.
But Skeeter keeps growling and hissing, so Blondie is actually a little nervous and scared.
Finally we got to a point of them sleeping within a few feet of each other.
My husband helped with their therapy too.
I kept putting Skeeter right next to Blondie. He would stay there for about 2 seconds and would run off. Blondie just tried to ignore him and sleep.
They played a little, but the kitten kept hissing.
We had a little "Dog and Pony" show. Skeeter thought it was kinda fun, but Blondie was very nervous.
Can you see how her tail is between her legs?
Blondie is so curious about her new little friend.
Skeeter is getting more used to the big yellow dog.
We also did extreme one on one therapy, haha, five minutes together in the shower (not water of course!)
It seems to be working!
Finally, they became more tolerant.
They could be around each other without hissing.
In fact, a little friendship has developed.
And a little love.
They are becoming pals!
This kitten has no idea how Blondie will be his best friend, fun playmate and fiercest defender!
It has been a few weeks since I took the first photos in this post and recently took this sweet photo of them kissing out in the yard. Now they are great friends, they run and play together outside and sleep together at night! It's wonderful!
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6