Rebuilding Burnt Bridges – Part Two

Several weeks ago I wrote a post called Rebuilding Burnt Bridges where I talked about how Chris tormented Frankie for weeks after we adopted him but then had a change of heart and decided he wanted to be friends with Frankie. Unfortunately, that came too late and Frankie didn’t trust him. Not only that, whenever Chris tried to be nice, Frankie would attack him.

Since that post Chris has continued in his efforts to make peace and lately I have seen signs that things are getting better. They still fight, and Frankie is by no means ready to be Chris’s best buddy, but there are occasions when Chris moves in close to Frankie and Frankie doesn’t attack him. Indeed, sometimes he doesn’t leave either. I know it is not much but it is much better than what we have been used to seeing. Chris may be a bad cat but he has a good heart and sometimes it shows.

Our cats Puck, Chris and Frankie.

I was shocked to see this scene yesterday. They are actually sleeping while touching each other.

Our cats Chris and Frankie.

Sorry about the quality but needed to get a quick picture of this before it was over.



24 thoughts on “Rebuilding Burnt Bridges – Part Two

  1. Julia M

    Well whadya know, the two of them might end up as best of buddies (though at this stage somewhat doubtful, I have my fingers crossed! :D)

  2. kittiesblue

    We never realized how much Chris and Frankie look like each other. Both of these photos are precious and should be cherished for catching a special moment. That kind of thing happens here on rare occasions as well. Always warms Mom’s heart. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      It is very good to see and yes they look a lot alike. Frankie is lighter but I get confused when I see them separately sometimes. Especially in low light.

  3. Charles Huss Post author

    Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:

    For Throwback Thursday, I want to share a post which was the turning point of Chris and Frankie’s relationship. It was August, 2014, six months after we adopted Frankie and the first time the two boys were able to lie together without fighting.

  4. Summer

    Sometimes the best you can hope for is tolerance. My human had two cats in the 1980s and 1990s who loathed each other, but kept a rather disgruntled truce.


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