I've written and posted pictures before about Cisco, aka "The Most Tolerant Cat in the World." He's the cat with the claws that puts up with slobbery toddler kisses, pulling ears, feet to the gut, tugging of tails, and full body tackles. I started posting about Owen's relationship with Cisco when Owen was just 4 months old. At that point, we thought it was funny to put a 10 pound Owen on the 16 pound cat. Little did we know that that relationship would not have changed. They continued to snuggle (wrestle?) when they were matching weights, and now we have a 22.5 pound Owen on that 16 (or is it 17 or 18) pound cat. No worries, Cisco is holding his own and only offers a cautionary swat once in a while.
As a baby kitten, Cisco love to hide in, under, and below anything he could fit in. At that time, he would race around under our couch. Now, he just takes full advantage of empty boxes, laundry baskets, and suitcases. Strange, those are the same things Owen is in love with these days.
We hope that someday Hudson will like Owen as much as Cisco and I'll be able to post a more common post on the theme of "A Boy and His Dog," but for now we are happy that Owen has at least one furry creature to snuggle up with. (As a side note: on a recent crabby day Hudson was lying in his bed and Owen was wandering looking for a place to settle. I heard a whine from the dog bed, and saw Owen resting his head - and contentedly grinning from ear to ear - on Hudson's back. Hudson got big dog treats for allowing that interaction, so I think there's hope yet for the two of them to become lifelong friends.)
But the dog will probably have to sit still first...