Becca and I started collecting fur babies with our grey cat Rafi (named after the great Rafalski), then white cat Rory, our greyhound Kalli, and our healer Koda. They are pretty well acclimated to the girls and even find ways to get in some snuggles and baby time.
Rory is by far the most daring our the animals and doesn’t care if he is in the way or on a baby item. He rules the house and the dogs and will sleep anywhere he wants. He did not appreciate being shaved this spring because we made him wear a sweater. Most often he can be found on the changing table in the nursery, when the sun is out.
Rafi is a bit more timid but is learning that the babies are good napping buddies…unless they are awake…and he will go snuggle in with Rory.
Kalli loves the babies and will come check on them and give them a little nudge with her head to make sure they are safe and sound. She also makes sure they are bathed whenever she can, or licks up any remaining breast milk on their faces.
Koda is by far they most timid of the pets when it comes to the babies. She will smell them and check on them but mainly just likes to sleep nearby wherever they or Becca is at. She doesn’t want to snuggle with them or lick the milk off their faces. Not that there’s ever any left after Kalli.
We were a bit nervous on how the pets would react to the babies. We are super happy they are finding them to be great napping buddies. Kalli and Koda don’t get to go hiking this summer but they are managing well enough with walks around the neighborhood. We are happy that our fur babies have taken well to the girls and look forward to their future friendships.