iluvk9 wrote: bet your cats were surprised when he grew up.
He was under 5 lbs when I brought him home at 8 weeks old....he had a lot of awkward features during his growing and looked a bit out of proportion- but I loved him anyway
. One of his sisters that was bigger than him at 8 wks is now only 40 lbs and Ino was 78 at his last vet visit. The cats kicked his arse a few times when he was small and he learned to respect them when they start getting annoyed. He does well with avoiding Punkin's wrath!! It is comical seeing Ino chase Punkin out of the room only to see it turned around when they come back through the room with Ino holding his butt low to the ground with his tail tucked and Punkin close behind him
. They really do well together though. Ino now lets the cats walk on him when he is under the blanket (the cats have no idea they are standing on him though). He used to give a slight growl but now he accepts that they will walk where they want. Ino allows Punkin to claim the table areas (kitchen and living room) as his turf
and since they have such an understanding, it is always interesting but peaceful in the house (unless Ino sniffs a random cats scent on our walk- then it is straight to the bath before Punkin gives him the smackdown....atleast Punkin starts growling and hissing which gives me the warning that I need to wash Ino before hell breaks loose
)!!! I think the true love is in Ino's kitty ear washes though- the cats cant resist it