Random musings

Developing family bonds

It’s been nearly a month since I shared news about our furry family. Pearl and Molly are about 5 months old and they’re settling in nicely. All the cats have free roam of the house all day & night and they’ve been getting along very well. For the past couple weeks, Wolfie has been playing with the kittens instead of just near them. The three of them run around the house chasing toys, playing on the perches, or chasing each other. Tilly sometimes joins the fun but she has a low tolerance for pandemonium and we can see her anxiety level build. At that point we separate her for some playtime without kittens.

Photos of the kitties getting along

Of course Molly and Pearl play together like crazy kittens, then snuggle for grooming and a nap.

Molly and Pearl often cuddle with each other.

Wolfie is getting along well with both Molly and Pearl.

Molly tried to snuggle with Wolfie for a minute before Wolfie walked away.
I put Pearl next to a sleeping Wolfie. Pearl didn’t pester Wolfie.

Tilly gets along fairly well with Molly but is still working on her relationship with Pearl.

Tilly tolerated Molly and Pearl beside her at the patio door.

They all seem to be learning each other’s personalities and respecting each other. Of course the kittens occasionally get on the big kitties’ nerves, so we step in to ensure everyone stays calm and safe. We either take the kittens away for separate play time or we bring everyone into another room for treats. They’re willing to be practically nose-to-nose with each other when treats are served.

The other day all four of them were in the front window perches. They did this without any human intervention.

Everyone content in the perches. Tilly (top), Wolfie, Pearl, Molly (bottom)

I think the kitty family is progressing well. There are occasional bops and little hisses between Tilly & Pearl when they feel their personal space has been invaded. But they don’t approach each other aggressively and haven’t fought.

With Molly and Pearl entering their older kitten months I’m hoping everyone continues to build good relationships. There are plenty of toys, treats, and space for everyone, so they just have to work out how they’re going to share.

19 thoughts on “Developing family bonds”

  1. Well dun Tilley an Wolfie! Yore so much better bee-haved then mee wuud bee…
    Pearl an Molly yore growing up inn leepss an boundss!!! Wee furry happy yore all gettin along an enjoyin that FURABULUSS cat tree!!! WOWSERSS it iss tall 😉
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{hugss}} bellaSita

  2. The perches seem purrfect for giving everybody space. It’s fun to see how they’re growing and learning to like each other! Meow!

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