So we brought home a beautiful light yellow lab and named him Crush. As expected, the other two furry family members are none to pleased. Ajax, the gray tabby, quickly asserted his dominance by swatting at the puppy. His displeasure grew whenever I was tending to the puppy. (I belong to Ajax and have since I brought him home 11 yrs ago.)
By day two, Crush was having none of Ajax’s swatting and decided to use his voice. Two puppy-barks and Ajax backed down. Foolishly I thought this would be the end of it, but Ajax was just giving Crush a false sense of superiority. Crush decided he would leap toward Ajax and entice him to play. Ajax delivered four swats before Crush could even blink. Ajax was back on top. Today…day four…is Saturday. We are all home and Crush is having the full family experience. He follows me around like … well, like a puppy. So does Ajax. Ajax was becoming tired of my new companion and Crush must have sensed it because he turned and barked at Ajax. Crush was back on top.
As of this moment, after a full day of new noises, sounds and routines, both cats and the dog are asleep on the floor among the scattered chew toys, bones and empty water bottles.
Although I am not a dog person, and prefer cats, I must say Crush is very cute. He will be 100% cuter when he is fully housebroken. I’m calling him Mr. Piddlepuss. And why…WHY when they drink water do they splash it all over the place.