The kitten, Molly, and Miller have already had a few days to get acquainted. Also, they are around the same age (both still in that playful stage), so they really enjoy each other. They were wrestling around, which was pretty funny to see:
As for Tessa and Miller, it was OK. We have tried to socialize Tess with other dogs since she was little, but she just doesn’t get to see/play with other dogs often enough to be truly good with other dogs. Also, since she’s small, she has what we like to call “little man syndrome” and is always a bit defensive since most dogs she’s around are always bigger than her (and I sorta can’t blame her for that!).
For now, Miller is close to her size, and since he’s a baby, we hoped she’d be good with him. For the most part, she was. She did put him in his place a couple of times, though. Miller kept trying to nip at Tessa (to play, of course), and there was one time where she rolled him onto his back and pinned him down! It was actually pretty funny because I think he got the point. But a little while later, he became brave again and tried again. Once again, Tessa chased him off.
I think that, given time, Tessa will get used to him. The problem is that Miller is going to keep growing and get bigger and bigger, so we’ll see what happens with time. We’re hoping that now that we have another dog in the family full-time, Tessa will have more of an opportunity to “socialize.”
This is Tessa vying for my brother’s attention. Hey! Hey, remember me? Ignore that puppy, look at meeeee! Look how cute I am, I’m rolling over. Belly rubs, belly rubs! I want belly rubs!
But just look at that little face!
In this photo, he had just come in from a potty break outside. He had snow on his nose.
Miller with his proud adoptive daddy.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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