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.
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…
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That’s sweet that Chris kept trying until Frankie was won over
It is sweet but it was Chris who mistreated Frankie when we first brought him home and started the war.
That’s a “keeper” photo of the boys being NICE with each other!
I wish I could share a photo of Chris and Floki together on the bed right now but Frankie is on my lap and I can’t move.
We really like that they ended up friends. We have a bit of burnt bridges to repair here at the moment
Uh oh! I guess you should get to work right away.
Sounds like Chris’s persistence paid off.
Yes, they still have small skirmishes but get along pretty well now.