Thank God ! They are friends at last.
I took this picture when we weren’t home, to find out how they behaved when were gone.
Well not really , although we have the technology to do so. My wife says I like to talk like that because I am distantly related to Yogi Berra. She may be right since I’m always saying things like him. Actually, nobody talks like him anymore because there’s so many people already doing it.
This is Uschi and China Blue. You have never met China before because before we got her, I used to like cats. She’s half Russian Blue and half Siamese and never shuts up. We got her for my daughter’s eleventh birthday birthday. That was over fifteen years ago.
My daughter is a grown woman now living in another country, and we are blessed with a decision she made just before she turned eleven.
So now eighteen months ago I bring home a giant puppy. I had no idea what effect this would have on an old grouchy set in her ways cat. Some people and cats don’t like for you to move their food dish. We didn’t move her food dish, but I’m pretty sure we brought the equivalent of an earth quake into her life.
For month after month she made clear her opinion of the changes in a way that can really only be accurately displayed with video and audio. The audio on any device would have to be turned down to just above mute. Did I mention she never shuts up?
After nearly a year and a half they began to come to terms.
The first signs were when she would tolerate Uschi in the same room. She wouldn’t shut up, but they could exist within sight of each other. Then China started using power plays to teach this huge beast who the real boss is. She started to claim the rug you can barely see in the bottom of the picture. That’s Uschi’s seeping pad and security blanket and very important to her.
China won that territory. She only uses it occasionaly to remind Uschi who’s boss.
To keep this story under two thousand pages I’ll just tell you that, eventually they began to touch, and then they learned to groom each other.
Now you see them plotting against us while we are gone.
It’s taken a long time, but now they are best friends. An old Cat and a Dog ten times her her size have made peace.
People could learn a lot from these two.
Of course China still never shuts up.