Originally Posted by jennifer2
I think it depends entirely on the personality of the animal.
yes, i agree.
i have a 6 year old rottweiler, a 9 month old labrador pup, and three cats.... two of the cats are two year old littermates(carmella and ruud) and the other cat, Francis, is three years old.
Carm and Ruud are inseperable. (see my sig)
Ruud and Francis have been known to cuddle.
Carmella and Francis are friends, but they rarely cuddle.
The lab likes Carmella, they nuzzle and play all the time.
Ruud and the puppy antagonise eachother.
The Rottweiler is not very interested in the cats, but she treats the puppy like he is her own... she has even charged strange dogs that are harassing the pup. (by "charged" i mean posturing and barking, she is not an aggressive dog) they also play together, something i have NEVER seen my rottie do until we got the pup... she is not normally a playful creature.
it is really fascinating to watch them all interact with each other. They all have such different personalities. As for bonding with the people...
Carmella and Ruud are very sweet but they love eachother best. Francis is my boy, he is on my lap right now... and he loves his daddy too but he is not overly friendly with strangers.
and the dogs are dogs... the two people of the house are EVERYTHING to them.