An ice storm on Wednesday meant downed trees and slick roads for us. However warmer temperatures yesterday afternoon made the drive home from work not nearly as much of a nail-biter. My day off today has been filled with a lot of sunshine that is doing little to melt the ice on our driveway.
Of course the dogs don't care about any of it; their week has been consumed with getting to know the new addition. I have been very careful and cautious introducing 'Dale' to the dogs because I didn't know how any of them would react to a cat that wasn't CC.
Dale seems to have no fear whatsoever of the dogs so the intros have gone pretty well. And Charlie, for whatever reason has taken a real liking to Dale.
Charlie has claimed Dale as his very own, and wants to be with him every chance he gets. Dale doesn't seem to mind all of the attention and if I didn't know better, I'd think he was enjoying it.
Todd is of course very, very curious about Dale and wants to play. I know it's only a matter of time before Dale runs and Todd chases him.
So I've limited his one on one interactions with Dale for now.
But I think that both Charlie and Todd enjoy just hanging-out in 'Dale's room'.
We've still not decided about keeping Dale or putting him up for adoption. I think he could easily find a home because he's a young and pretty sociable cat.
The rescue that we are fostering him for, along with 2 other rescues managed to get all 100 cats from the shelter that Dale came from. But I read on their Facebook page this week that they were trying to get 30 more cats from another shelter. Sadly it never ends, and if we keep Dale our helping another cat will end too. But the decision doesn't have to be made for about anther week, so we will see. Watch this space!