As you already know, we have a new kitten. Until now, Princess GiGi Kerfuffle VonKitten (aka GiGi) has been sequestered from the rest of the family (except from the dogs- who practically raised her). It was due to no fault of her own; we needed to make sure she was disease free-before she could be around Hemlock, our resident cat. And our exuberant nearly-two-year-old is convinced kittens are for smothering or holding by their tails, so it was mostly for her own protection.
This morning our sitter took the kids to the Florida Aquarium so I could get some work done, and I realized it was an ideal opportunity to introduce the cats. This is what happened:
In case you didn't catch that, Hemlock is probably the friendliest, most patient, gentle cat in the world.
Now, it's true that he was raised around a lot of animals, but at nearly 11 years old I thought he may just ignore the kitten ans share space with her, which made me a little sad because what she really wanted was a playmate.
Thankfully, it looks like they will be happy together for many years to come.