Our sweet dog Bella…we adopted her from Helen Woodward Animal Center about 8 months ago when she was 2 years old…came to live with an existing household of felines. Our Orange Boys were at first weary of her. She was exuberant, inquisitive and full of far too much dog-ness for their taste. They had been raised since kitten-hood by our beloved Sophie, an aging lab who took them under her charge like a nanny and spoiled them with her gentle kindness until she passed on.
During the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a shift between Bella and the Boys. They are finding their way…discovering the art of inter-species harmony. Today while in my studio, Felix and Bella shared her bed….albeit a bit tentative at first, each not sure who’s idea it was in the first place.
The look on their faces said it all.