Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Like cats and dogs

The old saying of "fighting like cats and dogs" would make you think that cats and dogs just don't mix. But I've learned that cats and dogs can actually get along just fine - actually better than some cats do!

My two cats, Dickon and Belle, fought quite a bit when Belle first came to live with us but they now have called a truce and just keep away from each other. No more fur flying, thank goodness! I've only ever had cats since I've been an adult and have had those that got along and those that didn't. When I decided to adopt my cocker spaniel, Jeremy, I expected problems. But it turned out to be easier than introducing two cats.

Both Dickon and Belle were leery of Jeremy at first because they weren't sure what he was capable of and he was a lot bigger than them. But they soon learned that he was all bark and they put him in his place. Jeremy really loves Belle and tries to play with her and sometimes she's OK with it but most times she smacks him. But he still will try to lie down next to her and she lets him now.

The one I thought would never get near Jeremy was Dickon. But as you can see from this photo, they're OK with each other now, too. Though Jeremy does have to watch his step around the big gray boy!

It's been a great relief to see all my pets getting along so well. I think they like each other better than they'd admit!


Outofmymind said...

When we brought our kitten home to meet our Cavalier Spaniel they weren't too sure of each other at first, but our sweet dog Rosie, just kept her cool and when the kitten calmed down that night, Rosie went in, licked Zoie in the face and layed down next to her. The next day they were great pals and Zoie even came up with her version of tag. Whenever Rosie was asleep, Zoie would run past her, swat her bum and the chase was on. So fun. When Zoie had her babies, Rosie would babysit them while mamma was outside. She wouldn't leave them till mamma came back and she would only let me pick up the babies. Then she would clean and count them when they would get put back in bed.So fun.

Marjorie said...

Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful story. It's such a pleasure to see the love between animals. Dogs and cats can truly be friends.

Giovanna ♥ said...

OMG this post is so cute! I love the pictures so much!
Thanks for sharing dear!

~tinyartjewelry~ said...

Awww, whats sweeter than that?? If only humans good do as well as getting along,eh?

Lori's Glassworks said...

What sweet babies you have. Thanks for sharing.