Friday, June 14, 2013

Once in a while....

.... our pets will make peace with each other.

There is a pecking order in our home, and Tiny, for years, has been fighting to take over the role of Alpha Cat. As Sammy ages (he's almost 12 years old), he has become more and more mellow. He seems to have a certain fondness for Tiny, and watches out for our airhead younger cat. But most of the time she wants nothing to do with it, and if he approaches her with a little affection, she'll back away or even swat him.

But then there are the rare moments where they'll share the corner of the bed, in an uncomfortable truce. What you can't tell from the photo is Tiny's demeanor; she was sitting there, with her tail warily swishing, waiting for Sam to make the slightest movement toward her, so she could either find an excuse to attack him, or run away. But he didn't give her the chance to do either.

And when it comes to our pup, they have developed a 'live and let live' attitude, especially Sam. He loves sitting in the sun on the driveway, and barely twitches a whisker when Atlas walks by with us.

And Atlas will occasionally come up and sniff him, but most of the time he is perfectly content pretending that Sammy doesn't exist!


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