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.
“I’d like to be your friend but first I must smell your butt” LOVE IT!
🙂 That does seem to be the first step.
But smelling around here often leads to trouble!
Maybe that depends on what the smell is. 🙂
Well the butt-smelling might be a good sign………..or not………hahaha…..
I think anything that is not followed by a whack is good.
yep – just working out the personal space boundaries 🙂
I hope they come to an agreement soon.
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. 🙂
Thanks. It has been about four months so maybe things aren’t so bad.
Well you have to sniff , don’t you ?!
I always sniff on my mom-person’s dad’s cat Gustav when I visit him and he sniff on me too and no smacky-paw’s 🙂
I guess that makes you pretty normal. 🙂
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.
I think you two are doing great, it does take time sometimes!
Yes it does. They still fight but they’re much better now.