We were thrilled to have our oldest son Micah and his wife Wendy come to visit last weekend. We expanded our “bubble” a little bit and had a really wonderful visit with them. Of course their Corgi Penny came along and with two cats here we usually have to think a little bit about how to keep everyone safe and happy.
Holly basically lived upstairs with a baby gate keeping Penny out. She did come down a couple of times when Penny was here but moved quickly and furtively. She has that down since Maksim came to live here. We kept Maksim in our bedroom/bathroom area and we have double doors so there was a double barrier. Last time Penny was here Maksim hid under the bookcase for 6 hours. He does not fit there anymore.
They all were quite aware of the presence of one another and by the end of the weekend after a lot of sniffing through screen doors and other doors Maksim made the decision to come out.
They did so much better than I thought they would. There is hope. Next visit maybe they will actually both calm down a bit and play together. All I know is Maksim breathed a sigh of relief when he could have his bed back and just live his best life without worrying about that dog.