Saturday, 31 May 2014

Do Cats and Dogs Get Along? | An Update on Bonnie and Oscar

Oscar, our exotic shorthair cat, has been with me on my blogging journey ever since the very beginning back in 2008. He plays a very special part to the whole thing and he's so precious to me! So much so that I have made a little section for him on my blog which you can go and see for yourself right now for a fix of cuteness overload! I always fail to update his page and it always falls right down to the bottom of my list of things to do, which makes me sad! It just never feels like the right time! Truth is, since I got Instagram, I just use that as a way of updating everyone on how he's doing! It's always so sweet when people leave comments and tweets asking about him. If only he knew!

exotic short hair kittens, cute kittens
exotic short hair cat


As it has been a while, and with so many of you concerned with how he'll cope with the arrival of the new miniature poodle puppy, Bonnie, I wanted let you know how he is getting on with the recent changes. I thought that I would write up this update and upload some pet photos in association with Argos multi pet insurance. Multi pet insurances provides households with more than one pet a peace of mind and Argos has been protecting furry friends for over 10 years now, offering three different plans to suit your budget. It's absolutely horrible when pets are poorly or injured but having insurance in one thing less to worry about.

I don't get to see Oscar that often since I moved out my parents and I miss his gorgeous fluffy face so much. I go back once or twice a week to see them all, but it's so sad not being able to see him every single day like I used to. Bonding moments like when he hops on to the sofa, cuddles up to me and watch tv together (before drifting off to the land of nod) are rare now, as he doesn't like to force it. If you pick him up and place him next to you, he will just jump right off. Affection are offered only on his terms.

miniature poodle puppy, cute puppy
miniature poodle hair cut
miniature poodle dog

Both pets live with at my parent's home and my mum takes really good care of them. I sense she is getting increasingly fed up of my daily phone calls and FaceTime sessions demanding an update on them. "But I've forgotten what they look like" is usually my reason for asking her to FaceTime me when I miss their little cute faces!

They were not bought up at the same time as the cat is a lot older. Oscar is an exotic short hair breed and he's 6 (human) years and Bonnie is a miniature poodle and she is only ten months old. It has been eight months since they first met and at first, I was worried they wouldn't get on. I thought there was no way that cats and dogs would get on, like in the cartoons. I've now realised that that's a myth! It's a lie! Neither of them are at all aggressive in their personality, a couple of softies as you can imagine!

To my surprise, they became completely comfortable with each other within the initial two months of meeting and as Bonnie was really tiny when she came home with Mum, Oscar never ever felt threatened. There are photos of them together if you want to have a look! Sometimes, they even sleep in the same bed together now too! (So cute!) Bonnie, herself, has never been shy, so she immediately settled right in to the family! There is always the odd chase (but this usually occurs when the puppy is trying to show off in front of my Mum!) But they can be in the same room without a single ounce of trouble. Oscar is very resilient actually, and if he doesn't want to play, he will sit there as solid as rock while Bonnie tires herself out by running laps around him. The cat just looks at her like she's an annoying little sister! and you can picture how funny Oscar's is with his constant "grumpy" unimpressed looks! They are really well trained, very friendly and so loveable! It's safe to say that Bonnie definitely LOVES the attention more than Oscar!

I'll be pet-sitting whilst my mum and dad are on holiday this Summer so keep your eyes peeled for an influx of pet updates on Instagram when I'm looking after them for a week! I can not wait to spend quality time with them! You can't beat the feeling of getting fluffy cuddles from your beloved pets!

Hope you enjoyed this little blogpost! Have you got any pets? Do you blog about them? Leave a comment below to tell me more about them! x

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This post is written in asocciation with Argos Pet Insurance. All photos, words and views are my own.
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14 comments

  1. This is so cute !
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  2. I love Your pet posts:) Oscar and Bonnie are precious little cuties :) Glad they're getting on. I do agree that the unfriendly cat- dog or cat -mouse relations are a little bit of a myth. It all takes time and affection and it all comes down to the way your pets were brought up. My cat Muca and hamster Pandora were not the best of friends but there was no aggression involved, it was more o the interest on Muca's site, who was still a kitten when Pandora was alive. Unfortunately Pandora passed away (of old age) and after she was gone Muca used to sit down where she used to watch Pandora inn her cage. as to Pandora she was never concerned about the cat being around. But back at home I have dog and cats and they get on pretty well, so I'm sure Bonnie and Oscar will become the best of friends :)

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  3. Aww they're so cute, I hated leaving my family cat

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  4. I have two cats and dog and they're like best friends :)
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  5. Oscar is such a handsome chap and Bonnie is so pretty. I don't know what I will do when I move out of my mum's house, I will miss my cats and dogs so much!

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  6. Cats and dogs can relate, specially when they are "introduced" when both or one of them is puppy/kitten. My aunts dog doesn't really like cats yet, he really likes my grandmothers cat (my grandmother lives with my aunt) and when the cat was really small,the dog used to protect him a lot.

    And omg Bonnie and Oscar are both so pretty <3

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  7. Aw they are so adorable! Just found your blog and really love it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!

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  8. omg they are so cuteee! I love kitten and dog ><

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  9. They're precious! I want to kidnap both, and have them for me own! :)

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  10. What beautiful pets the miniature poodle is adorable. Really supper cute. If they are bought at the same time generally it's possible to get cats and dogs to be the best
    of friends Lucy

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  11. both total cuties! xx

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  12. Awwww. So so cute!

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  13. Aww I love Oscar and Bonnie so much! Seeing Bonnie just makes me want to get another poodle, as I really do miss having a dog and they make such lovely pets, as well as company. :)

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