Now you might have noticed that the cats seem to be absent. They weren't. You just have to know where to look.
Max and Wally have a favorite place. It is our bathroom, which is located as far as you can get from the living room where the dogs hang out.
This spot is a favorite for several reasons: it is quiet there, it is far from the dogs, it is the space where Max gets his fluid treatments for his degenerative kidney disease (behind him is a medical sharps container for his needles) - which means many many treats are despensed here, and it is where they can hang out together. They also have a litter box here and you might notice a white mug on the counter. That is their bathroom water bowl. They like their water out of a mug! :-)
But they aren't always hidden away. In the morning, they enjoy sitting in the kitchen watching the birds on the balcony. Max found a special place where he could hang out in the kitchen, but still be above the fray.
He enjoys sitting on one of the kitchen chairs. Here he is hanging out with Grimace nearby.
All is cool.
We can relax, stretch out our neck, be superior!
He also enjoys sitting there with Meathead nearby.
Yes, these mutts are OK, reasonable, companionable!
And here is Max with ... oh, guess not.
A shot of Milo's ears.
These weekends now are pretty tame compared to last year when Milo was an uncontrolled baby. Last year there was much chasing around and nipping and cat hissing and dog barking. This year those behaviors are much reduced. He knows the rules and follows them about 70% of the time. Huge improvement, really.
Now he is pretty much just one of the pack. Enjoys eating his meals with his cousins, taking long morning walks with Grimace and Grandma and afternoon naps with everyone.
He is a dear little soul.