Thursday, March 08, 2007

A Blended Family

We've been trying for 5 months now to properly "blend" our little family of pets. Previous successes have included 5 whole minutes of sleeping near each other without a cat getting pounced or puppy slapped. This week, I think we've finally had our breakthrough. All it took was a seriously bad day for Priscilla.


She came home from having her Surgery, her microchip put in, blood tests done to verify her healthiness, IV fluids after surgery, and even having her nails clipped. She was shaking a little, so we warmed a towel and let her snuggle in it. Oberon came over gently and sniffed her, licked her nose, crawled carefully over her, draped himself on her (see above) and placed a proprietary paw on her body. If we got too close, he made sure we weren't bothering her before he'd let us pass.

Since then, he doesn't run when he sees her coming and she doesn't pounce at the first sight of him. Titania hasn't even slapped her in the last few days. I won't start singing the tune of the Brady Bunch yet, though. They still growl at each other over food on occasion....

3 comments:

Caryn said...

that's so cute! so sweet... ah pets.

Xboyd said...

Oh, poor baby! I hope he's okay now! That picture is a keeper!

K'sKorner said...

they still in the formed peace and bonding?