Saturday, July 28, 2007

Question from Kelsey Ann

We got our first request question! It’s from Kelsey Ann of The Kapp Pack. She says, “I'd like to know how it is possible for 2 huskies to live with a cat. Whenever anyone asks her if we have a cat her reply is ‘a cat would be dog food in our house’. What a great question, Kelsey Ann!

Well, depending on who you ask (and probably when you ask) you might get the response that we don't get along. Mom and Dad made the decision to adopt huskies into a home with a cat after lots of careful thinking and reading. They chose to get us as puppies so that we could grow up with Wilbur and also adopted us from a breeder who had two cats, so we had been exposed to cats from the day we were born.

Now, I can't tell you that we don't chase Wilbur sometimes, because we do. But we are pretty good at stopping when Mom or Dad says, "No! Leave it!" Also, Wilbur has his own room. That's where his litter box, food and water are, and there's a big baby gate blocking the door, so Wilbur can get in, but we can't. So Wilbur can go there when he needs to get away from us. At night, Wilbur gets locked out of the bedroom so that nothing can happen to him while Mom and Dad are sleeping and during the day when they are at work, we are separated from Wilbur as well. Mom and Dad don't want to take any chances.

We think that another key to the fact that we get along alright is that Wilbur is a pretty feisty cat. He's only two, so he's still young. He still has all of his claws, so he can defend himself. And he's not one of those cats that gets agitated by changes in his routine, so he was pretty open to us. Sometimes he tries to play with us by doing leaps over us while we are sleeping.

So all in all, we get along okay. Mom and Dad are always keeping an eye on us to make sure we're not fighting, but so far we haven't had any issues. No promises on any other cat but Wilbur though!


PS. We were going to try to take a picture of the three of us living in harmony, but Wilbur doesn't like us that much. So I'm going to post an old one from Wilbur's birthday. We think that is shows the respect that Steve has for Wilbur since he's not trying to get Wilbur's birthday cake, even though he wants it really badly.


Kapp pack said...

Mom said she's very impressed.....there's no way we would get a kitty! GOod job!

-Kelsey Ann

Anonymous said...

Woo! I love my cat sister, Tia. I know the term "leave it" very well. Mom and dad keep Tia and I seperated from Tia when they are not home, but we get to sleep together in the bedroom with mom and dad!!!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We used to have cats too. They were here first. Momma thinks that it is important for puppies to grow up with a kitty. Something about not upsetting the neighbors because you chewed on their cat.

Belly Rubs,

Anonymous said...

Oh.. I forgot to ask - Steve and Kat - have you ever been fortunate enough to have a sample of Wilber's kitty food??? Oh, I have snuck a piece ONCE or TWICE! It is yummy, but I did get in trouble!

Khady Lynn said...

Samuel and Abby were raised as puppies with mom's two cats, so they did fine with them. Kona had a kitty when he was little so he liked them too. I did pretty well with Kirby, mainly because I wasn't that interested. I was always nice when he was around, but did sniff him alot. Mom always kept a close eye on us. Monty seemed way too interested in Kirby, so mom tried to keep him away from Kirby. Kirby had his own room, with a baby gate that had a little kitty door cut out so he could come and go as he pleased and still be safe.

We all still miss him. Now, Monty likes to sleep in kirby's old room. I think he misses him.