|Purred: Sat Jul 2, '05 11:14pm PST |
|I feel for you! I had to move away from my mommy for a whole month and live with my grandma and FOUR dogs! I found some things helped me.
As was said crates are wonderful things, and being left alone with the dog isn't a good thing until everyone is sure how you two will get along.
Squirt bottles can be useful for if a squabble does break out.
When I'm adjusting and unsure, I find it very helpful when my mom carves out time in which she spends just with me. Petting, cuddling and playing. Perhaps in a room the dog can not get to.
If you don't have a spot or two the dog can't get to yet, maybe something should be set up. At my Grandma's house her kitchen counters and window above the sink were my haven. She put a blanket up there, my food and a few toys. That way I had MY own dogless spot.
Remember... It just takes time to adjust to a dog, and for a dog to adjust to a cat. You speak such different languages, you don't even play the same way!
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