When Chad, Nicole and Addie came by over the weekend, we were all downstairs playing with Oscar. Boots came out of the sewing room, looked around at all the commotion and kinda paused. Chad picked him up and brought him into the living room. Boots was not comfortable with Oscar being so wild. I think he felt like he wasn’t in control of his safety with Chad holding him and he wanted down. He did get up on the back of the sofa and watch the activity for a while but as soon as he was able to make a safe exit, he went back to the bedroom and got on the bed. I think he knows Oscar can’t get up on the bed (though he did it once, he hasn’t tried again).
Boots has the run of downstairs but he mostly stays in the bedroom or in the sewing room. I do keep the door closed to the room where the freeze dryer is because Boots has jumped up on shelves and knocked jars off!
When I’m in the sewing room, that’s where he prefers to be. Oscar can’t go in there so Boots doesn’t have to watch out for him.
That’s one of those $29.99 quilts my mom bought for me probably 40 years ago. It’s not very well made but has held up surprisingly well. You can see how much Boots sheds. I brush him at least twice a day. He seems to enjoy it but I just don’t think he ever stops shedding.
When we were looking at the old pictures I found yesterday, there were pictures of Boots when he first showed up at our house in either late 2011 or early 2012. That means he’s at least 11 years old. He still seems like a young kitty and the vet says he’s in good shape.
I hope some day Oscar gets calm enough that they can get along and may even be able to snuggle together. Does that ever happen?? I think I’ve seen cats and dogs sleeping together. Boots would never hurt Oscar . . and Oscar wouldn’t hurt Boots on purpose but Oscar plays rough. Some day he’ll stop that . . I hope.
They can get along, but I think it’s easier if they grow up together. Boots is such a pretty cat. (Can you tell I’m a cat person? LOL)
He is pretty and he’s the sweetest cat ever.
Paula Nordt says
My cats and dogs are best friends, but not when the Corgi gets hyper zoomies! And the Corgi is three now.
Two of my doxies chase my cat back upstairs when he sneaks down. One of them caught one of my cats when I had two and had her down. I am not sure if he would hurt her or not and this was an older cat. Anyway I found her died a week later. My third doxie pays no attention to the cat. When my lab and Rottweiler were alive, they would curl up with my cats and sleep together. I think the “ hunting “ of small animals is due wha5 they were originally bred for, to hunt underground and small animals.
Our cats and dogs “could” get along, but, the dogs tended to let the cats rule the roost, LOL. We had an Irish Setter and then several greyhounds. If the greyhounds were outside and a cat came into the yard, they would chase them (and, on occasion catch them – we always hollered at the dogs to stop and they generally did). In the house, they greys and cats tolerated each other, but if the cats were on the greys’ beds, the greys would lay next to their bed and let the cats have the big beds.
Boots is such a sweetie and I’m guessing that in time (when Oscar slows down a bit) they might be best friends.
Heather Watts says
Wow, I didn’t realize I had been following you for so long i.e. before Boot show up