Two years ago this week, the boys and I arrived in Louisiana. So, we’ve been back to Indiana just a bit shy of a year. My, how time flies.
Anyway, two years ago right now, I was obsessing over how to get the dogs and Newt integrated. I wrote this whole post about the Newt Plan: Introducing cats and dogs. And, for the most part, it worked. Cooper and Newt got along well at first; they just needed to iron out the kinks in their communication. Newt loved Emmett almost immediately because Emmett pretended she didn’t exist. And Lucas, well, Lucas tried to eat Newt on and off for about six months.
Newt recently reminded me that I promised her a regular “Caturday” post so that she’d at least get some of the attention on the blog. Perfect timing for a “Caturday Catch Up” as we hit the two-year mark of introducing her to the dogs.
So, how are they doing today?
Pretty great, huh? Even Lucas and Newt occasionally find themselves reclining together! I also included Cady because Newt was just kind of like, “Oh, another one? She’s cool.” the very first day they met!
There are tiny disagreements every now and again. Like, Newt thinks it’s the Best Game Ever to crouch down on the bed, then spring up when Coop jumps into bed and bite him in the butt. Cooper doesn’t agree that the game is all that fun, and he sometimes squashes her with his paw. She plays with Emmett’s tail non-stop, which he ignores the vast majority of the time, though sometimes he gets annoyed and huffs away.
Overall, though, two years later, the herd is getting along famously. Thank goodness.
And Newt is happy that I’m finally resurrecting Caturday, what she considers to be her column. Ha.
Have a great weekend, everyone!