Lia, a toy Yorkie and Inka a Bombay-mix kitten
While my son and daughter-in-law are in Brazil attending her sister's wedding, we are dogsitting their two dogs. Our animal population is currently three dogs--a Yorkie, a Spitz and a Springer Spaniel--and our eight-month old kitten. The two older dogs have been together often and are both famiiar with cats. The two youngsters in the group, however, were both curious and afraid of each other. In pre-trip trials, the relationship consisted of a lot of barking, hissing and chasing up and down the stairs with little face to face interaction. After one day of testing each other, night fell and reality set in: if either of them wanted her customary place on the family mattress, they would have to be civil. Originally settled on opposite corners of the bed, the two small heat-seekers were found in the morning nestled in the down comforter, sleeping with their noses less than five inches apart.
Now on their second day together they are almost inseparable. The biggest challenge is learning how to "play" together. So far they both enjoy chase and fetch.