"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.