Say Hello to Oliver

As many of you probably saw on Facebook this week, we adopted an adorable 7 week old kitten from the Humane Society. It has taken us awhile to get to the point of having another cat in our family, but it finally happened this week much to the joy of our children. So, without further ado, say hello to Oliver.
He is such a sweet kitten. I love hearing his "motor" purr when I pick him up. We've had such fun watching all of his antics, but it is very difficult to take pictures of crazy kittens.
They are always in motion, unless they are sleeping.
We are anxious to introduce Scamp and Oliver to each other, but we know it is going to take some time... probably a long time. Remember when I introduced you to Scamp? He's our 4 year old Schnauzer/Westie mix pound puppy.  I believe Scamp thinks the kitten is a varmint that he needs to hunt down. So, they will need to get used to each other's scents through the cracks under the door until we can get Scamp to settle down. I sure hope it happens soon.
We had a close call on the morning after Oliver's first night with us. I put the dog outside and went up to check on Oliver and bring him downstairs to see my husband before he went to work. After I put Oliver back in his "safe" room, I let Scamp back inside. He bolted up the stairs and pushed open the door. (Apparently, I had not made sure the door latched...won't make that mistake again!) Next thing I know, I hear Scamp's high pitch squeal/bark and Oliver's hissing. Scamp had Oliver cornered behind the toilet.
When I came in, it must have distracted Scamp enough for Oliver to bolt and jump into the bathtub where he tried unsuccessfully to climb the walls. It was quite a scene. Poor kitty was probably wanting to go back to the safety of his litter mates' cage at the Humane Society after that.
Needless to say, it wasn't the best first impression. As much as I want them to be friends, I will be satisfied with them just not hating or hurting each other.   I think Oliver is over the trauma of the whole episode and seems to be acclimating just fine now. Scamp, however, is still a little too eager to "meet" Oliver. We'll just have to wait it out, I guess. Do you have any advice for me? What's the easiest way to get your dog to accept a kitten into the house?
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  1. Oh my goodness, what an adorable "fur ball" of cuteness! We are Mom and Dad to one of those, too, and Abby makes us so happy. Even when you are having a bad day, kittens or cats (Abby is older) just make you smile.

  2. Ceasar Milan would know for sure.

  3. Such a cutie :) Congrats on your new addition!!

  4. what a little cutie! He looks like so much fun! Enjoy :)

  5. First of all, bless you for adopting and being such a great example to your (cute) kids! We have 6 cats and all were HS adoptions or ferals we took in. You are doing the right thing by isolating Oliver until the fact that there's "someone" else out/in there becomes just an ordinary part of life for both pets. Our rescued dogs (one at a time!) have never had an issue with cats - I guess they have been too grateful for the second chance they were given, so I have not had your circumstances exactly. I would say though, to just be patient and continue this path. Best wishes and hugs to that little cutie!

  6. Oh, he is soooo cute! Thank you for sharing. Oliver will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. love that you adopted I host a weekly party called FURRY FRIENDS FRIDAY blog hop would love if you came and linked up


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