Tonks, you're totally in Evan's shot.
Little sisters. You can't live with them, and you can't live with them.
Just look at Tonks back there! Good grief.
Tonks was certain she needed to teach Evan some new poses.
Evan was not impressed.
Friends, do any of you have siblings who totally ruin your photo shoots? Evan really, really hopes he's not the only one. He's disgruntled that his little sister Tonks turned his Mancat Monday into a day of bloopers. Evan hopes you can all forgive him. And Tonks.
Have a magnificent Monday, friends!
Our Doodle of the Day:
My family adopted Rosie and Sammy when they were 8 weeks old, and I was 4 years old. Sammy passed away unexpectedly at the age of 5, but Rosie lived by my side for 21 years. In honor of both Rosie and Sammy, for this entire week, I'm going to share doodles that portray growing up with them. They played such a huge role in my life, that this week of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day and their birthday seems like the perfect time to dedicate all sorts of doodles to them.
Fun fact? My angels Sammy and Rosie were real saints. I would indeed play dress-up with both of them, those poor kitties. In case you were wondering, Sammy enjoyed it, and Rosie tolerated it.
Our Tip of the Day:
One way to combat nonrecognition aggression is to take your cats to the vet together. This way, neither of them will come back home smelling differently than the other. This method is easiest if both cats travel well and can safely visit the vet together. So, if nonrecognition is a concern in your home and it's a viable option, do consider taking your cats to the vet together to prevent future aggression between them.
There are other options to help prevent nonrecognition aggression. One is to use a synthetic pheromone spray, or a diffuser, to help keep all cats as calm as possible. Yet another option is to gently wipe down the cat returning home from the vet, in order to remove as much of the vet clinic smells as possible. Similarly, when a cat returns home from the vet, you can also wipe them with one of their usual blankets from home, to help transfer their usual scents back to them. Of course these are not fail-safe methods, but they can potentially help prevent nonrecognition aggression between cats.
All of the above being said, sometimes nonrecognition aggression might occur despite your attempts to prevent it. If it does occur, first and foremost, separate the cats who are involved, in order to keep them both safe. Then, reintroduction might be similar to how you introduce two unfamiliar or new cats to each other. Slowly and safely allowing them to sniff, see, and then interact with each other might take some time, but your kitties can indeed return to one big happy family with time and patience.