The biggest problem is all the cat's stuff (food, litter box, cat tree) is in my room and the puppy is going to be leashed to me at all times (he's not potty trained yet so he can't be out of sight) so if Willie decides to hide in mom and dad's room again I'm afraid he won't come down to potty (I mean I can bring food up and all that stuff but the potty is more difficult since it is my parent's bedroom and I doubt they will like the idea). my father already has told me several times how I don't care about my cats and am cruel for doing this, i feel awful enough as it is, i really do wish I could get him used to this dog. i mean when we got Willie we had a dog, a large dog, named max who passed away three months later. My aunt and uncle's dog phoebe (small dog) comes over every day and they are absolutely perfect with her.
do you think if I put Phoebe, Willie and Neko in my room for a little bit and then discreetly brought the puppy in it would work any better since i don't know, she'd blend in and be just another one like Phoebe. plus the pup would be distracted by Phoebe. then I do run the risk of her barking during play with Phoebe but she usually does not do that too badly during play.
I'm just really worried about Willie he's SUCH and outgoing cat that when he acts so scared it's a big shock. They haven't trained the pup much either so my clicker is going to be in my hand the whole time so I can click and treat her for all good behavior and hopefully stop her from any further barking early on.
i am glad we have the cat tree now, at least her can get way up high, before he would go on the dresser and she could get the tip of her nose up there when she stood on her hind legs, now he will be completely too high for her which is good. I'll probably feed them on that too.