Post # 1
Thank you all for your response on my last thread. If you missed it, we last week brought home a 13 week old Maine coon kitten (Socrates) to live with our 14 month old golden retriever puppy (Plato). They did not get along. Socks would get scared of Plato’s size and hiss, and Plato would be scared of the hissing and run to the bedroom.
It’s only been a few days, but through some miracle, these two creatures have gone from being scared to actually being friends.
Helped that the kitten was raised with dogs, and my retriever is submissive as all hell with next to no prey drive, so the pecking order was established the minute the kitten came home. No power struggle. The dog bent over. The kitten just needed to understand the dog’s energy was playful, not at all aggressive.
The dog follows the kitten constantly when they’re together! And he shows off! Jumping around with his toys, trying to get the kitten to play. The CUTEST THING (if not mega annoying because he usually has a squeaky toy in his mouth).
We’re not quite at best friends status yet, but if this is how far they’ve come in just a couple of days I think they’ll be BFFs before we know it.
Anyway. There is peace in the house again. Plato is being a good dog, if still bursting with 14 month old puppy energy, and Socrates is being SO patient him.
They’re still separated when unsupervised, but I reckon it won’t be long before we won’t need to take those measures anymore.
Thanks bees for your advice! I think we just got super lucky with this breed mix.
And for your dose of cuteness:
Post # 2
sbl99 : YAAAAAAY! That is such fab news. I am so pleased to hear they are getting on so well considering it is still early days. That photo is adorable and has cheered me right up! Thanks for sharing your update and picture of your cuties 🙂
Post # 3
Aww, so sweet! I’m glad they are getting along. 🙂
Post # 4
Alright that picture really did me in…so cute. Of course the little girl kitty is boss, no other way to have it 😉
Post # 5
That picture is the CUTEST.
I’m so glad they’re getting along!
Post # 6
sbl99 : We have a big dog and D.H. has been wanting a maine coon kitten… this is definitely making me want to agree with him!! So glad they’re doing well together!
Post # 7
If you ever need a pet sitter, call me up!! 😍
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Thank you so much for the amazing photo and update! I wish you many years of happy fun with these two cuties!
Post # 9
Thanks bees. I truly think we got lucky with these two. Can’t wait to see what their relationship will evolve into. Especially as he’s going to be a big cat – weighed last night at 3kgs at 14 weeks 4 days – and they’re the same colour!
Post # 10
SO CUTE! Love the names too.
Post # 12
It’s clear from the photo that the kitten is in charge.
Post # 13
anonymousbee001 : Ah yes, I don’t think there is any doubt about that!
Post # 14
Our kitten is a ragdoll cross …we’re thinking with Maine Coone but we only met the mom …and I think breed definitely plays into it! Those more laid back breeds tend to do well in homes with dogs. Our two started out just like yours and here they are now:
Post # 15
sbl99 : I’m so glad it worked out!! Thanks for sharing the pic❤🐾❤