Christmas *is* going to be very exciting indeed!
Thanks for the encouragement
Well, one of our cats is 15 and he lived with my Dalmatian for 14 years so he will likely be more prepared than our other cat who is only a year old and has never met a dog.
He is a very curious cat though and super playful so we're hoping that the fact that the puppy will be close to his size (albeit for a short time) and playful will help. We are a bit worried about the 'early lessons' the cat might give the puppy, since our youngest cat has his front claws so I am actually more worried about the puppy than our cat.
DarDog: Yes, we will definitely crate the puppy when we are not watching her.
Gunnr: That is hilarious about your dog Rush! Maybe he was allergic? :
CrazyKian: Yeah, I fully expect that our cats will be the bosses. And that is progress! Gives me some hope.
Did you guys keep the puppy on a lead when you introduced them or just let them sniff one another right away?
I guess I just need to accept that it will take a while for them to feel comfortable with a new puppy, but it's the only thing that is making me nervous about
getting a puppy!!