Rebuilding Burnt Bridges

When we adopted Frankie, Chris behaved very uncharacteristically toward him. He did whatever he could to show Frankie he was not a welcome cat (See here). Eventually Chris accepted Frankie’s presence and took steps toward making peace with him but unfortunately Chris burned those bridges. Frankie turned the tables on him and became the aggressor and started attacking Chris on a regular basis.

Lately things have settled down a bit and I see Chris’s efforts are starting to pay off. Yes, there are still fights. Some of those fights are even started by Chris, but more and more I see the two of them hanging out relatively close without one trying to whack the other. Perhaps there is hope for the future.

Cats Frankie and Chris

We weren’t fighting. We were just meowing. Honest.

Cats Frankie and Chris

I’d like to be your friend, Frankie, but first I must smell your butt.



15 thoughts on “Rebuilding Burnt Bridges

  1. The Island Cats

    It can take time for cats to figure out where they stand with each other. I’ve read it could take close to a year. So that’s why it’s important to be patient and not give in too soon. I’m glad Frankie and Chris are at least tolerating each other now…a little butt sniffing is good. 🙂

    Island Mom

  2. Charles Huss Post author

    Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:

    For Throwback Thursday, this post is from almost five years ago when Chris decided Frankie was a better friend than an enemy but Frankie was not so sure. Today they mostly get along.


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