No matter where Sassy the Scottish Terrier is, when Katie Cat is up and about, she creeps and tiptoes from place to place so she can watch the dog. Sometimes she even creeps so close we have to move her away, just in case. Sassy is energetic and likes to bounce and jump and lunge. We’re not sure whether she wants to play with the cat or bite her little off.
Sassy belonged to my brother who had end stage COPD and passed away in October. During the last years of his life, my brother spent a lot of time in his apartment, just resting on his bed and watching television. As a result, it appears that Sassy has become addicted to TV. She prefers Animal Planet, of course, but I found many of the programs are very violent and she gets agitated, especially when there are bears, wolves, dog fights, or injured animals. As a result, I’m recording benign pet shows such as “Too Cute” and “Dogs 101” and then I let Sassy watch TV about 20 minutes twice a day. Currently we’re concentrating on the “Too Cute” programs that feature adorable cats and kittens. Some of them even show cats and dogs together, getting along just fine.
You may think this is pretty silly, but this dog is extremely intelligent and learns very fast. I think I’m on the right track here.
Do you have a dog and cat that get along well? If so, do you have any tips to keep both of them safe?