Join Date: Jun 2008
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
New Puppy; Ticked off Senior Kitty
My 14 year old cat Boopie, who is cranky at the best of times, is very unhappy with our new puppy, Casey.
Boopie hisses, growls, and bats at Casey. Casey, of course, just wants to play. I thought the cat would have adjusted by now, but she hasn't. Having said that, I think it might be a case of 'going through the motions' for the cat as sometimes she doesn't even bother to 'stand up and fight' -- she just kind of lays there and half-heartedly bats and growls. The house is a decent enough size that Boopie can just get up and walk away and/or go to another level of the house, especially since Casey can't go down the stairs yet.
Does anyone know of any strategies or tricks to teach my ol' cranky cat to chill out and enjoy a new friend?