One of my advantages as a foster for cats and kittens is that I can introduce them to dogs, which drastically increases their chances of being adopted. Gracie has been spending time with Hannah and lately with the kittens as well, and we’ve gone from kittens spitting at Gracie to acceptance and even wanting Gracie’s attention.
Here are a couple videos #1 and #2 of Gracie and the kittens, and you’ll see that Hannah is quite nonchalant about Gracie as well. In the first video you’ll see Bonnie (gray), who is very relaxed with Gracie, even goes for a kiss! Bebe (calico) is very comfortable with Gracie there too. And in the second one, Breezy (buff) actually paws Gracie for a little attention when Gracie is ignoring her. By the time these kittens are ready to go to their forever homes they will probably be wrestling with Gracie!
Gracie now knows the word “babies” and when I ask her if she wants to see the babies she races up to the door of the foster room, tail going a mile a minute. Best part of her day for sure. She really misses visiting as a therapy dog, but this helps a little.
I’m working on the kitten’s one month old photos…stay tuned. I want to get really good ones for this milestone if I can.