Despite Kitty & Bob both being very well behaved and placid cats we couldn't help but worry about how they would react when we introduced a baby into our home. Now that they have all lived together for four months I feel it is time to write about how they are getting along.
First up, Bob. Bob doesn't get too close to Aria, but he is often found within an arms reach of her. He tends to watch over her, if he goes out and comes back in when Aria is napping he walks around meowing and looking for her. If she is lying on the bed or the play mat he will often go and sit with her.
He will even tolerate her kicking him when she gets excited, she doesn't kick very hard at the moment so this may change as she gets bigger and stronger.
Bob and Aria are forming a bond and I am enjoying watching it develop, it is very one sided at the moment as Aria really isn't bothered by the cats, but Bob is a fan. Either that or he wants to keep close to keep an eye on her!
Kitty is a very needy, loving cat who requires and gives a lot of affection, she has always been treated, and acted, like a baby. Now that Aria has arrived Kitty still gets this attention, but no where near as much, as a result she can get quite jealous. She is never nasty to Aria and I don't think she ever will be, but she does try and push her out. The above picture was taken while I was trying to feed Aria, Kitty likes to try and steal the attention! If Aria is on one of our laps Kitty will often jump up and try to steal the attention.
Kitty also loves Aria's things, if we leave anything out Kitty will be in it, she has tried to sleep in the Moses basket, the pram, the cushion under the jumperoo, the play mat, the car seat - basically anything that we leave out!
Unlike Bob Kitty will only ever approach Aria if she is on one of our laps, she never just goes and chills out with her like Bob does!
We never leave Aria alone with the cats and always close her bedroom door when she is in there alone to prevent them getting in, even though I trust both of them you can never be too sure.