Progress in Harmonious Living

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Ever since JJ arrived, Puffy, (former head of the fur family), dragged his paws on the subject of harmonious living.  Puffy vacillates (vocab builder) between hissing at, fleeing, and avoiding JJ’s presence.  JJ, who thinks the felines belong in the toy basket, only wants to “play”.

When my golden sister, Koko, may she be frolicking over the Rainbow Bridge, was alive, all four of us shared Mom’s bed each night.  Each of us laid an unspoken claim on our section of the bed:

  • Koko – either Mom’s right shoulder/upper torso or if I took that spot then right leg/thigh,
  • Fluffy – Mom’s tummy in such a way he could peer over her reading material,
  • Puffy – Mom’s feet, usually with tail facing Mom’s face and head facing the tv. (I know, I mentioned the non-functional box again!)
  • Me – Mom’s right shoulder/upper torso or parallel to Mom’s head sharing her pillow.

These days, typically JJ visits Mom at bedtime, and usually not for the whole night. Sometimes, when Mom reads on her bed during the afternoon, if JJ is otherwise engaged, Puffy will visit and curl up with Mom.  Over the last month or so, we’ve noticed Puffy coming out from under the bed more frequently to visit Mom. (Could it be after JJ’s surgery??)  He’s even jumped up when Little Miss “What Have I Done” rests beside Mom.  If JJ’s still, Puffy may even stay for a chin rub.  The second she flinches the Puffster is OUT OF THERE!  Mom tries to show Puffy that both he and JJ can coexist on her bed by petting them simultaneously and speaking to Puffy in her calm, sweet voice.

So this morning, you can imagine her surprise when she saw the following:

Another great, step toward family harmony, day.

P.S.  For those of you attending the Blogpaws Conference, hope you have a great day, wish we were there!


14 thoughts on “Progress in Harmonious Living

  1. errrr…ummmmmm…Jetty…I think Puffy is like not having ‘harmonious’ thoughts…check out his face…he is plotting just how he is going to make JJ pay for taking over the bed…JJ is in trouble…you have been warned…just sayin…

    • Hey Savvy, Jetty here.

      I’m with you, Savvy… the only thing I’ve noticed is he’s all thought and no action… he scurries away if she looks at him sideways! Except if he’s higher than her… like on Mom’s sink, then he comes out swingin’!

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – awww this is soo sweet – I think Puffy is getting used to JJ and soon they will be best friends – in the pic it looks like Puffy is saying or thinking WOW can this big fluffy girl and me be friends? Like she is trying very hard – sweet kitty!!

    I think it’s hard not to love on JJ – she is so lovable! (just like you!!)

    sending happy family goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Fluffy and the adorable Puffy xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Sorry for another late reply, however, Miss Wendy, we had a late, late night watching our Heaters!

      You are most generous in surmising (vocab builder) what Puffy’s thinking… I had different ideas… like… Hey Missy, I was here WAY BEFORE YOU!

      She is a sweetie, but quite sassy!

      Sending harmonious Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxox

  3. That’s fantastic… I know every little step in peaceful coexistence is like a milestone – I speak from experience with Fergus disliking George, and George disliking Flo, and Flo wanting to test everything for a squeaker. Before you know it they’ll be snuggling up. Ok, maybe not. 🙂

    • Hey Flo, Hey Fergus, Hey George, Jet here.

      Baby steps! Mom insists on harmonious living because she loves all of us so much. We’re working on it… I think I have to renegotiate with the Puffster… I’ve been supporting JJ and trying to referee a bit, which makes me a bit barkier than usual. Hey Mom? Can I have a whistle? Jetty, you’re so funny.

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