For the past week, I have had a house guest.
Meet Daniel Striped Tiger.
Daniel is here on holiday from my sister’s house until his canine brothers get properly trained up. The first few days were rocky, as Daniel was a little nervous being away from home. He spent quite some time hiding behind the tub and behind storage boxes next to my bed. Now that he’s spent some time here, he’s feeling a little better. He still is spending time sitting on top of my storage boxes though; note the room service remains in the storage area.
One individual that originally wasn’t too excited about Daniel’s visit was his cousin Cosette. Cosie, while excited by all the smells of Daniel’s carrier, wasn’t too excited to leave the life of an only child behind.
The last day or so has been pretty exciting around here though. The “kids” have finally started to get along. They’ve spent some quality napping time together, chased each other round and round my tiny studio apartment and then they shared some catnip. Good times were had by all.
Despite Cosie’s change of heart about her cousin, there have still been some tense moments:
I’m sure Cosie will get over it. How could you possibly hold anything against a face like this:
How do your animals react to forced socialization?