Our new addition Finnegan has been with us for one month.
My friend Connie sent me an email at work and said guess what they posted on our work bulletin board mane coon kittens (I’ve always wanted one) but I had said NO new animals unless someone passes. Coincidentally the night before my poor Taz woke me up sadly trying to play by himself. Which I have to explain. Last November we lost Kitty- my step son’s cat. He died from an infection that didn’t respond to antibiotics.
He and Taz were buddies. Then sadly we took in Jake (big dog) due to the death of my mother-in law. It was that or he went back to a shelter. No one in the family would take him. All the changes were overly traumatizing to Taz. He hates the dog. He spent at least 16 hrs. a day in his bed. Never coming out. He only came out when we all were sleeping. Not a good life.
So my thinking was. Finnegan (I also got the name from Connie) was little and Taz- a timid cat could boss him around and he sort of resembled Kitty and maybe if he could be Taz’s new bud.
Finnegan is a sweetie, but a busy kitten. The progress is that now, Taz is out of his bed. Although I’m not so sure he’s overly thrilled about the high energy of kitten Finn. He also see’s that Finn could care less about the Sheppard/lab big dog and that Jake doesn’t care about Finn. So unlike before, he will lay on the other side of an open door of Jake. I have to mention that Jake is such a good dog- a rescue that, minds like a champ, all the animals including Murphy and buns can walk around him. His only down fall is shedding- Ugg!
There have been many groans and growls from Taz as Fin jumps on him. Finn loves him and wants to play and wrestle. I think when Finn matures and
chills a little they will be buddies.
Finnegan is overly interested in Benny. At night my buns go in there houses for dinner and sleep. I literally had to take Finnegan out of Benny’s cage so he could eat his veggies and I could shut the door.
I’ve planned ahead and Taz and Finn will go to the vet on the same day next month. Taz for bad teeth and Finn to be neutered. I’m thinking with both not feeling too great at the same time, they will be able to rest and recover without wrestling matches.