Ed has adapted, remarkably, to living with his 'half brother', Tucker the Labradoodle.
There have been a few things, really basic pet needs, that we have had find some creative answers to.
The cat box has a barrier around it, Because Tuck has a demented 'taste' for the contents!
They do share a watering station.
That problem was solved by purchasing a bowl, the kind with the miniature water bottle as a reservoir attached. Ed would drag the old water dish around the floor, causing problems on the hardwood floor.
Because the Tuckmeister loves cat food? Ed's feeding station is now perched on a small bookcase. Easily accessible for him, but a little difficult for the dog to get to.
Ed also has learned to 'let sleeping dogs lie'. Being a cat, Ed loved to walk up and sniff the sleeping dog, until Tuck woke up, in a snit and barked a stern warning!
I guess Ed startled him and Tuck's answer was to delineate his area. I watched The event from a few feet away. Tuck, up like a shot, showing teeth and barking, while Ed jumped away, arched his back and pondered the reaction.
NO swats or nips, just a real loud ruckus and the new found idea that indeed, sleeping dogs should never be effed with.
Even tho your intentions are pure!
The last thing, that I find rather funny and a poke in the eye of the house canine?
Ed has taken to stopping by the dish of dog food, dipping his head into the bowl and having a few nuggets of doggie dry food.
I suspect that Ed, eating a few morsels of DF isn't going to hurt him in any way, should he start to bark, I will know something is up.
I do love the fact that while I stand in the kitchen, Tuck ready to beg or grab a morsel that I drop on the floor? Ed will saunter into the room and begin to dig thru the dog bowl - With Tucker standing a few feet away.
In the movie GHOSTBUSTERS, Dan Ackroyd's character has a line about the world going crazy and he mentions something about 'dogs and cats living together'.
I have always loved that line and the movie.
Little did I know, or suspect, that life often does imitate art.
But, it's way more entertaining, too!