I have a truly gorgeous 2.5 year old cat who is a real snuggler: she wants to sit on your lap all the time, kiss you and is more like a lap-dog. Six days ago I bought home my new, super-gorgeous German Shepherd puppy and it's been a Mexican standoff ever since. My 11 week old puppy was brought up with cats and played with the kennel's cats quite happily but now I have the puppy at one of the house, and my poor, miserable little cat is holed up in my bedroom and refuses to socialise. I've tried to 'introduce' them to no avail: the cars spits & hisses and the puppy barks non-stop.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help these two adversaries love each other? Due to circumstances, I want both my Shepherd and my beloved cat to sleep together in the bedroom with me but that option is becoming more of a problem that I anticipated.
Any help would be very sincerely appreciated!
Thanks, fellow dog (& cat) lovers!