I have a ten year old cat I have had from a Rescue centre since a kitten. He only has one third of a tail so is called Bobbit ( remember Wayne Bobbit? )
He can be a grumpy soul at the best of times, even with humans. Very much a 'leave me alone unless I want to come on your lap, and even then only stroke me if Im in a good mood' kind of a cat. Needless to say I was concerned about Alfie and the cat from the get go. Alfie has been with me 2 months now, and Bob has taken the huff, staying outside most of the time and even refusing to come in for meals if the puppy is close by. I gave him a 'safe' area with his own bed, and fed him well away from Alfie but the cat didn't want to know. I have taken things very slowly and carefully as I don't want Alfie's eyes damaged. Alfie was used to a cat at his breeder's home and just wants to play, but Bob has just hissed and fluffed up. Well this week there has been somewhat of a breakthrough, see pictures below..
Will you play with me?
I wont bite you
Will you scratch me?
Oh bother he's off again
Maybe in the garden??
Asleep ( not exactly together )
Well, it's progress