Sadie hound and the new kitty

@savypat (20248)
United States
October 16, 2012 11:56am CST
It's been over a year since Sadie had a house cat. So we really wondered how that was going to work out. The new cat, Jack, was raised with three large dogs so we knew he would fit in if Sadie agreed. The first meeting was loud, Sadie got nosy and Jack growled, then Sadie barked. Mom and Dad each grabbed an animal and moved to another room. Tempers settled down and Jack set out to investagate his new home. Sadie watched every move and Mom and Dad watch both animals. Jack ignored Sadie and that was the end of the first day. This morning, three days later, Sadie was fast asleep and Jack went over and sniffed her nose, she opened her eyes and then went right back to sleep. We'll still keep a close watch but I think new Cat, Jack is accepted. Now if I can just get him to stop waking me up at midnight for a play time.
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
19 Oct 12
It is great to hear that Sadie hound is accepting Jack into the house. We just got a new kitty two weeks ago as well and I really wondered how that was going to go in our home. You see, we got a puppy back in April and though she has been around our other two cats from the time that she came into the home, she has never been around a kitten. Well Speck and Sunshine seem to be getting along really well. However, there are times that Sunshine does forget that Speck is a lot smaller than she is.
@GardenGerty (92407)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct 12
Nice to see how this is playing out for Jack and Sadie. Only one cat is allowed in our sleeping area, because she knows her place and mostly will not disturb us. She is not allowed there very often either. She sleeps at the end of the bed at my hubby's feet. If the boys were allowed upstairs to the bedrooms they would be in my face purring and unfortunately drooling and giving me kitty massages. None of which is good for sleeping. I hope Jack appreciates you, and I bet he does.
@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
17 Oct 12
That's great! Sadie seems like such a mellow dog, I'm sure she and Jack will eventually become fast friends. Is Jack the stray that you were afraid would get hit crossing the road? Sorry if you've posted about that, I haven't been here for a few days and have gotten ZERO notifications!
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
17 Oct 12
I think cats think the middle of the night is time to go exploring. I know all the cats I've had do this. It must be a cat thing from within their DNA. It's a good thing I'm up during the night time. When I was sleeping during the nights, I remember being wakened by Allie thumping through the house chasing imaginary (to me) playmates.....or whatever it is that they see when they're romping. Sadie has apparently decided that Jack is there for the duration. She's had time to get accustomed to the new smell of cat and knows her level of attention from you isn't being threatened.
• United States
16 Oct 12
That's good that they seem to be getting along better. But you're right, it's still best to keep watching them to make sure they've fully gotten used to each other. Usually when animals first meet one another it seems like they have one initial little spat before going their separate ways and ignoring one another. Hope everything works out!