The day after we arrived at our new house in West Virginia, our friends, Julie and Tim, came with a dining room set that they got from us several years ago. When they moved from Florida to Virginia they no longer had room for it and had it in storage.
They arrived on a Saturday with their two dogs, Harley and Link. Harley is an older Shih Tzu and Link is a young Poodle mix that Julie found wandering on the side of the road.
For the three days they were here, the house was separated into a dog zone and a cat zone. The cat zone was upstairs and the dog zone was downstairs. The divider was the bottom of the stairs and very often there was a staredown between Frankie and Link.
The dogs were kept in the bedroom at night and several times during the day which allowed our cats to come downstairs to eat and visit with us. I’m sure after that long drive here they didn’t need the stress of dealing with dogs but cats are resilient and once the dogs were gone it was like nothing happened. They were out and running through the house without a care in the world.
Super that you have your dining room furniture back – in that house I’m sure you have a lot more room for the furniture. Moving is such a HUGE process – it was nice I’m sure to have friends visiting so soon after you moved in – did you put them to work unpacking boxes? HAHA Just kidding. They sure have cute pups – I have a soft spot for Shih Tzus as my sister has always had at least one sometimes two.
We were lucky because we needed a new water heater and Tim was knowledgeable and helpful replacing it.
The dogs are so adorable, but that is a lot of disruption for the feline gang. Happy they readjusted so quickly and are back to getting to know their new surroundings. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Thanks. We are happy they seem like they like the house now.
So fun. I love that stare down!
Change is good sometimes, maybe.
Those pups really are pretty cute though!
They sure are.
The dogs are adorable. It looks like Frankie decided he has no time for a stare down–not with a dog, anyway!
I think Frankie would have wacked him if he could.
Those are adorable pups! I’m glad everything went well!
That is no contest – though Poodles belong to one of the most intelligent dog breeds, a cat should outsmart them every time.
And looking at the stair case – if Frankie would have really wanted, he would have had the opportunity to jump up to the railing and down from there …
I think he was there to warn the dog to stay off the stairs.
I believe that.
Baby doggies. You think they’d ever be friends?
Maybe eventually but the dogs are gone now.
We’re glad the cats didn’t suffer any effects of having the dogs around. We’re not sure we would have liked that one bit.
Fortunately it was just a few days.
Cats live in the moment. I like that staircase.
It is sure good exercise.
I bet the cats were all thrilled when the dogs were gone!
I think they appreciated the whole house that much more.
I can just hear them now under the bed “Can you believe the scent of those things, and the feet…”