|Purred: Mon Oct 10, '05 7:47am PST |
Wow, for all that worrying, the actual introduction process was extrordinarily painless! We brought Harley home in the teeny carrier he sleeps in (little guy, 2lbs) and nonchalantley set it down on the ground. Then we proceeded to unpack a few groceries and put away some things while the 'kids' sniffed out the new package. Not one hiss...so, I unzipped the front flap a bit. Miss Penny was right in there wanting to check him out all over. Everyone else was a little more apprehensive, but till interested (and no aggression shown at any time). I pulled him out gently and kept him on his leash...the kitties didn't know what to do! Except for Penny...she just purred and purred...thanking me for bringing her home a puppy. =)
Now, I don't think this is necessarily a typical response, but I think it helps that he's so small and they've met big dogs before. Also, all our cats are relatively young so their sense of territory isn't as well defined...overall, I'm just letting out a big sigh of relief! Now Harley's cuddled on the couch with my BF while I get a little work done on the computer...
If you ever have any questions CJ, let me know! Good luck on your puppy hunt and I hope you have as uneventful of an experience as me!
Rachel and Adam
Louie, Tucker, Penny, M.J. and Harley
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