So let me open up with my 2 kittehs. Shmonster is 2 (just), Luna is somewhere around 10-12 week old. On Tuesday night Erin, my gf, surprised me with a 10 to 12-week old kitten. Not really sure because she was a stray, Erin bought her at Petland. Now she's adorable, she does the one thing I wish Shmonster would do; snuggle. Shmonster isn't a snuggly kitty. He can act pretty unique. He's a... "I'll be in the same room with you, even lay next to you all day" kinda kitty. A... kitty that will fetch and play with me. A kitty that loves to sit on top my shoulder when I go outside in the morning when the weather isn't 14 degrees outside and I can step foot on the deck. It's currently covered in feet of snow. He is... my best friend. The night we got her it was pretty clear he was un-easy with her around.
This isn't the 1st time we've tried to add an addition, fact, whilst we were in Hocking Hills (Ohio) this year we found a little dog. We named him Logan after the town Hocking is located in. He was a great dog, but he was a lot of work. I'm not a dog person and I'll be the first person to admit it. I am a kitty person and he was a great dog to try out for the 1st time. Or so I thought. I didn't see my cat - figuratively speaking until the day Greg and Leann came from PA to get him. My relationship with my cat changed. I thought forever... at the time. The day he left, the moment I came home... he was my kitty again.
Now... With Luna (Yes, Luna... after the Smashing Pumkins tune on 'Siamese Dream') he's pretty good with her. Sometimes he's very good with her. Thing is - he never really ignores her. He's good at that. He kinda just blends in with us. Well, not since Wednesday. Problem is - is he can't just leave her alone. If he's in the room with her, if he hears her... he's watching her. Sometimes he kinda stalks her. When they play, I can't tell if they're playing or fighting.
As a result, I've been pretty upset with him because she's just a kitten. Grabbed him by the scuff of his neck a few times. squirted him a lot. I've been trying to be her champion but I fear by doing this I'm going to lose my best friend. Make no mistake. He is my best friend. I don't want him to be the typical aloof cat that doesn't spend any time with anyone. I don't want him to change nor do I want my relationship with him to change. I've had similar cats but none have shared a relationship that we have. He's not completely different. I'll confide in that - he's just jumped on the couch with him all the way at the end, Luna, my gf and her Kindle and her dog nestled closely, as well. I'm on the L-portion. I'm happy right now. I need to know they're not going to always have this relationship. I need to know I'll have my best friend back and that I can snuggle her without him looking at me like he wants to claw my face off.
This is Erin --- Just to give you my point of view: When we had Logan there was a pretty distinct change in Shmonster. He was just on the defensive all the time. With the new kitty that is definitely not the case. He is EXTREMELY curious of her and at times I believe that he is a little jealous of her. Personally I actually feel as though he has been more "involved" with hanging out with us if only because he is sooo curious about her. For the most part, if he over steps his boundaries with Luna or plays too rough she lets him know and he backs off. I've told this too Ant, but in my personal opinion, I really just think it's going to take time. It's only been 5 days and I am very optimistic. BUT I don't have the same relationship Ant has with Shmonster. . . and if I felt that my own dog was withdrawing because of the new addition I would be just as conflicted.
In short - I've grown fond of Luna, very much in a very short amount of time. She's such a snuggle monkey. I want everyone to get along and everything to work. I'm just so... sooo...
just, please, ya know?
Thanks in advance.