Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Window Gazing, Interrupted

Astrid's here today, to give you her not so wordless thoughts on window gazing.

"I sure do love me a nice and sunny window all to myself."

"Whoa! What's going on? I'm under attack!"

"Hmph. I really wasn't looking for company, Thimble."

"Fine, Thimble, then I'll use your tail as a pillow. How's that, huh?"

"Hey, stop that! I can't see!"

"Ack, gross! There's kitty hair in my mouth!"

"Okay, whew, I think she's gone. Back to gazing out the window."

"Oh no, what's that behind me?"

"Good grief. Et tu, Toby?"

"Sheesh, Toby, you're going to give my photo shoot an adult rating, flashing your chest like that."

"Oh, are you leaving, Toby? Did I offend you?"

"Okay, now I'm tired. Forget the window gazing. I think it's time for a nap."

Our Tip of the Day:
When introducing and mixing new furry members of the family, never forget the importance of having patience. It can take some time for furbabies to not only get to know each other, but to learn to get along. It all starts with the first impression. When introducing a dog and cat, it is perhaps best to tire the dog out before the first encounter, such as by taking him or her on a walk. What's more, for at least the first visit between a dog and a cat, it is often best to leave the dog on its leash. It's also often recommended, and for probably very good reason, that it's best to let the cat set the pace during first encounters between a dog and cat. Always make sure to stick around and chaperone the meeting, but, at the same time, it is very important that you not force any interactions. Allow the furbabies to observe each other from a distance, if that's what they want. All in all, it may take some time for a dog and cat to get used to each other. But, with some time, patience, and understanding, even a dog and cat can come to an agreement to coexist in peace.


meowmeowmans said...

Poor Astrid! So well loved by all ... we think Toby and Thimble just want to be near you, Astrid. We can't say we blame them one bit, sweet girl. :)

Marg said...

Oh Astrid, we know you like the company of the cats but they can be such a pain sometimes. Everybody just wants to be with you. You all have a super day.

pilch92 said...

Poor Astrid, you can't catch a break. I love the first photo, very pretty profile shot. I have been learning patience more and more with Brody, I do wish the other cats would be friendlier to him.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Kitty hairs DO get everywhere, MOL!

Mariodacat said...

You are sounding like a cat now - gotta take a nap. I do plenty of that - M says too much.

Katie and The Katz said...

Atrid, maybe next times you all cans looks out the window togethers?? Can Thimble sit on your head? mol

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Poor Astrid. We think you need a bigger window.

Anonymous said...

That was cute. Looks familiar, too.

Three Chatty Cats said...

That was some hard window gazing. I hope your nap goes uninterrupted at least!

Annie Bear said...

Astrid, the window is a popular spot. You're so patient with all the kitties. At least you got the window back to yourself eventually. You look so sweet as you watch out the window.

The Island Cats said...

Astrid, I can relate. Ernie is always trying to steal my window spot from me. ~Wally

Anonymous said...

MOL We kitties can be a bit fickle and sometimes one might even think we're a pain. But c'mon. ya' know you luv us. MOL

Luv ya'


Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Everybody wants dibs on the window!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Love how Thimble popped up in the background. When we brought Dakota home, he and Cody virtually got along almost instantly. I had read on the Internet to put the same perfume on all of us....(a tiny bit). We brought Dakota home in his crate and let Cody smell him...Cody hissed at him once...circled the crate, that was it. They were fine. We also made sure Cody had a "safe haven" (baby gated area) to escape to if he wanted to get away from Dakota. It worked! DakotasDen

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