They came by yesterday for lunch and to spend a little time with us. Wylla and Charlene girls were hanging out in the living room when they arrived, and Wylla made a quick exit and headed upstairs to hide.
I was surprised at how quickly she disappeared. Last time they came through she did just fine with Dulcey and even went nose-to-nose with her. Wylla was just a kitten then, maybe six months old at that time, and I guess she has changed a lot since that their last encounter.
After a little bit, once we all were settled, I went and brought Wylla back into the room and perched her on the windowsill. She kept her distance, and kept her eye on the dog. Her feathers got a little ruffled at first, but she did calm down in time.
"I just want to be your friend, Wylla. That is all."
Bean is always "Charles in Charge" whenever a dog is around, so she never feels throated when we have one in our house. Also, Ducley has spent a lot of time around cats and is pretty respectful of their space. They do quite well together and there is zero tension between the two of them.
They both stayed close at first, hoping to get a bit of our lunch, then Bean slipped away to curl up and catch a nap.
I do think Dulcey was a little heartbroken that Charlene did not want to play.
Thanks for stopping by, Sarah and Dulcey! It's always great to see you.
To see some posts on their previous visits, you can click here and here. Oh, and be sure to look at this one when they came by and met the Darlings. That was great fun.