As most of you know Ive got two males, Hercules and Lil Man (formerly Bubba). Lil Man is Bubba son. The reason Im posting is because about 5 minutes ago I was downstairs acclimating Lil with Bruno our hound. I try and keep the kitten upstairs because he is small and I dont want Bruno to play to rough with him like he does Herky. Now while I was sitting petting lil man on a chair everything was fine. Bruno was with my daughters playing, herc was laying down. No problems. Until Bruno did his famous dive bomb move and jump on my lap. Lil just backed up and was fine until Herc jumped up growling hissing claws FLYING. Ive known for a while now that Herc is EXTREMLY protective of lil man. But my question<s> is does anyone else have experiance with this and when lil man gets older and is more able to play with the "big boys" is Herc going to calm down about this. Quite honestly my legs and arms are taking a beating from this! I was pretty shocked to see Herc going after Bruno like this. But Herc always makes it a point to be directly between bruno and lil man whenever they are around each other and if bruno gets too close or tries to sniff or lick lil man Herc goes into attack mode ears back growling like "get away from my baby" type stuff. Could Herc be having a little identity crisis and thinking like a mommy cat. I would really rather try and get all three animals to get along but until Herc calms down about the puppy being out around the kitten Im going to keep the cats upstairs. Im not going to neglect one animal in favor for the others. The cats get to sleep upstairs with us and get general run of the house. Bruno has a limited area to run around in and still needs as much attention as the cats want......ARGHHHH I really hope that Herc is just having an identity crisis till lil man gets older because those two are really attached to each other now and I just love my boys to death!!!!!
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5/9/07 at 2:11pm