Alice's Thumper: New Pet Introductions
You all remember that Alice lost one of her cats, Trouble, not long ago. But as often happens, good things come out of the bad. In this case, good things happened for Thumper, a cat that was living at Cats Are Us waiting for a home of his own. Alice had checked out the cats on Petfinder first and then found Thumper and visited him and picked him to bring home! He had to have some health issues checked out before he got the adoption green light, but now he's where he is supposed to be and living the life all cats should live.
Alice says about Thumper and her other cat Scooter: "They are definitely playing together but they don't cuddle up together. We're hoping that develops over time. They both love to open cabinets and drawers. Thumper is a love bug! He is very vocal and talks when you are petting him. He is still wary of the dogs and goes the long way around them. The dogs pretty much ignore him now that Thumper's "newness" has worn off. Thumper also avoids Larry, senior cat, which is just fine with Larry. Thumper is curious about water and plays in the water dish and runs to watch when I am washing dishes."
It can be a stressful time for everyone in the house (dogs, cats, people) when a new pet arrives. Any good stories about introducing new pets to the household? Dog Tramp,my first-born, never liked new arrivals. She didn't attack or anything, but she never warmed up much and didn't like to play or run with them. She just wanted to play with her people. But she tolerated the newbies. Tarzan and Catfish were easy to bring together, as they got to know each other through the cat fence when Tarzan was a wild boy. Once brought in they were like best buddies right away. (By the way Stacy, how is your cat fence coming along?). I've read that putting two adult male cats together can cause problems, but I dont' think that's true, as long as both are neutered and have the right personalities. They are best buddy boys!
So Alice, tell us more about the introduction of Thumper to the others!
On a side note, I had a nice email waiting for me at work the other day from a man who reads and loves our blog! He sent me great pictures of his pets, which I will post probably tomorrow. I could tell from his email he has a great sense of humor,so I told him he must start posting! His name is Brett. I told him we could use more men. Dragon is safe as the leader of the wenches, but there is always room for more, right?
posted by Sandy at 5/24/2007 09:09:00 AM