Hi Masti,nice to hear from you. Your cats will become accustomed to the little pests (in their eyes) and eventually they will accept the kittens. The best thing you can do for Hedges, is keep an escape route open for him, with a place of his own that the kittens can't climb, or they'll get smacked in the face. A little extra attention for him would be nice too, from you. If your dogs are fine with the cats, but not the other way round, you will really have to watch out for some retaliation,or ganging up with your dogs. Personally, I would do the same thing with the kittens. Have a place where they can watch the dogs from a height. They will take a few weeks to get used to them. I also think that the transition will be that much quicker too, if your dogs are just looking at them, and not showing much interest. Good luck.
***Edited By: Pen2 on 9/14/2008 12:28:11 PM*** Reason: spelling
You can do a couple things, like pen said, give the older cat some help with baby gates/places to escape from dogs, kittens, kids... You can trade scents. Let them sleep on towels and then change them around, then move on to letting them sniff one another through doors or gates.
Kittens are psycho but so much fun. Watch your feet... Congratulations!
I'm doing good, keeping busy, my oldest started pre-school this year and my BIL is getting married in November so we are all around busy! Pope, how are the plans coming along for you? Getting nervous at all? :)
Yeah, Hedges keeps meowing and growling at them, Pen, I've tried the extra attention from me, but if I smell like the kittens (like after I've been petting them) he turns his nose up at me and walks away (his SIR Hedges impression!) He's a little miffed at me, I've become a traitor apparently ;)
The dogs are really interested in smelling and playing and the kittens are giving them their typical "cat,dog" reaction...but I finally held them up by their scruffs and allowed all the dogs to take a sniff...this seemed to go better....
I'm hoping it just will take some time and that in the meantime Hedges doesn't decide to take some kind of negative reaction (to me and my household stuff!) Fingers are crossed!
They are sooo fun to watch, because they amuse themselves all day long, with frequent naps in their quasi~safe house, ie, the upstairs bathroom. (Safe house is needed from my kids, not the furballs...:) ) So cute! I forgot how teeny tiny kittens are and how soft....aggghhh, I'm a sucker, lol!
I'm in the process of picking names for them. I decided to go a Celtic/Irish folklore type of name. I'm pretty sure I like Fynn for one of them...I'm looking at Duff, Colby, Broch, Quill, Paddy, or Sullivan for the other, but need to wait till tomorrow till the girls and hubby can make a decision. (everyone is sleeping now)
Did I tell you what they look like? (I know, I know I need to post picks of ALL in the fur-family now!) Anyway, one is Black but with a very faint darker black striped tabby look to him and the other is a grey tabby. So adorable!
Sounds like they are already getting use to one another Keep up the good work. We usually put far too much thought into these things, and worry way too much. Nature always does it's best work! The descriptions of these little ones are great, but where are the pictures? lol Oh I miss kittens
The wedding planning is going great. Time is flying...Of course I am nervous lol Right now practicing with my rollers, looking at and pricing a few finishing touches and dreaming up the centerpieces. Soon it will be time to worry about getting in serious contact with the dj and obsessing over invitation wording
So far everyone is behaving, but they have been warned since there will be alcohol served there and plenty of tension filled air, that they need to suck up their differences for one night. (or they will see Bridezilla) We are going to the Baltimore Museum of Art sculpture gardens for our engagement photo shoot. The picture we like best will be blown up and put on display at the reception. The other pictures he will give us on a disc and I will probably have either my mother or his aunt print them out for our wedding scrap book.