Thomas = 3 1/2 year old cat - a Somali x Turkish Van
Max = 11month old Miniature Schnauzer Dog
Max joined our little family in January 2014.
We were a little nervous as to how Thomas would take it. Thomas lived with dogs for about 2 years before we moved house so he would be ok, in theory.
They met, the cat was nervous.
Thomas would watch this funny thing running around the house. And then avoid it completely.
We realised that Thomas need to be reminded that he was still the boss. So we would great Thomas first when we arrived at home, we would feed Thomas first and the cat was allowed on the bed, but not the dog.
Thomas realised he had power.
And he would use this power every moment possible.
Max would be a naughty puppy and chew stuff. Of course he would be told off for his behaviour.
This meant that little Max would run outside.
Thomas would sit at the door, and as Max ran past, the cat would smack his bottom.
Thomas would then sit at the door until he decided the dog was allowed back in.
Now these two are the best of friends
The play together
Cause chaos together
Thomas loves to kick Max out of his bed and then sleep in Max's bed.
Max accepts this and goes to sleep next to his bed.
As you can see, the catch stretches out to maximise the bed experience.
We have three beds for Max.
Thomas will kick Max out of the bed that he is sleeping in, then takeover the bed.
If Max moves to another bed, Thomas will kick him out of that bed too.
The cat is king.
And the dog loves the attention!