When we first introduced DiNozzo to brothers Malley and Riley, they were terrified of him. Despite having spent the first year of their lives in a foster home full of cats and dogs, they’d lived the next year with us and no other animals. I guess they’d forgotten what it was like to have another animal in their lives. Both of them hid on the cat tower until DiNozzo began to climb it. Riley ran down it and hid near Erik. When DiNozzo reached Malley, he bapped the hell out of DiNozzo. The sound of Malley’s paw on DiNozzo’s head was an audible thwap-thwap-thwap.
I always wanted to use those pictures for something, and here we are. 😉 And yes, they eventually got used to each other–though Malley still reminds him who’s boss every now and then.