Sunday, January 4, 2009

LIKE CATS AND DOGS

Hey Hounders, It's the Bumpass Cats here with some information for interested readers. We've received some comments wondering how we 3 cats manage to live wth 9 rather large dogs. Well, it really isn't that difficult. The Landseers (Newfoundlans) Max and Shiloh are REALLY big and they like to wrestle and they bump into stuff a lot. Sooooooo, they don't come into the living areas too often. They come inside for grooming and brushing. They have really big kennel crates inside the house's attached garage, which is insulated and heated. The garage has a door that leads out into the enclosed dog paddock. The Newfs sleep in their inside kennel at night. Our dad built them their own outside pen within the enclosed dog paddock and then he built them a really cool big doghouse inside their pen area. During good weather they spend the day outside in their pen. So that's how us cats deal with the Newfs; we don't really have to. The Retrievers and us cats intermingle all of the time though. We cats are pretty agile and have learned to sidestep when the hounds are moving. Fortunately the hounds tend to rest a lot and are generally sprawled out sleeping. We cats also have the capability to get into the gated "no dog" zones (the living room and upstairs bedrooms, TV room and office). Jenny is the only animal that can comfortably get under the big bed in the MBR so she has set up her own "apartment" under there.; even Alex and Boru don't fit under there. There are two rooms, the downstairs utility room and the downstairs linen closet, that have cat door so that food bowls and liter boxes are safe from canine intrusion. The Retriever dogs get along very well with us cats. As a matter of fact, Boru kinda thinks he's a dog. We can hang out in the two cat trees in the kitchen dining area and on the kitchen island counter top. We have fleece lined cat cubes located in the living room. the upstairs TV room and upstairs office. We also have a kitty play set and kitty toy box that has now been moved downstairs in the "no dog" part of the family area, they used to be in the living room. So we Bumpass Cats have a "live and let live" philosophy with The Bumpass Hounds. Mom and dad seem to have enough love to share with all 12 of us. - Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds Kitties
Below: Boru cuddles with J.E.B. Next; Jubal, Jack & Boru

Chance & Boru

12 comments:

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

That looks like a fine arrangement : )

The Zoo said...

Hi guys nise ta meet yall. we hafe a buch of kitties and woofers here too. nise ta meet someone like us.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like you've got it all sorted out and everyone is happy.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Hello, Bumpass Kitties and Hounds! It is so nice to meet you all! You sure have a BIG family! And we can't wait to get to know each and every one of you!

ps. We love your header! When we first got here, it made Mom smile real BIG!

Everycat said...

Hello Bumpass Cats & Dogs! (we love that name Bumpass) It's lovely to meet you and learn all about you. It looks like you all have great lives in such a loving and fun home and have trained your humans very well.

Happy New Year to you all!

Whicky Wuudler

The Meezers said...

Hi there! We read about you at the cat blogosphere site! sounds like you haf a busy house!

jenianddean said...

Boru is cute ... looks kind of like me! Those are some handsome hounds you live with, and you guys are very tolerant to co-exist. A friend has a Newfie and those are some very special dogs (and HUGE).
--Jasper

ML said...

Looks like a grrrreat an wonnerful living arrangement.
Love,
KC

The Creek Cats said...

Hello All! It is so great to meet all of you! We thought we had a full house with 7 cats and a woofie. We also have gated no dog zones. Our mom just bought a nice gate with a kitty door in it for us kitties to get up stairs, but Dixie dog to stay down stairs. Great arrangement yall got there!

HotMBC and Robyn said...

Hi yall, it's good to meet yoo! It sounds like yall got it all setted up good.
Purrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy would be in heaven in yoor home, she loves woofies and fur some reason dey mostly love her too! Da retired police woofie dat lives down da block and walks past our house effury morning has only a nodding aquantance wif her, she respects dat. Mom wants to know if yoor title camed from "Christmas Story"...cuz dey hadded problems wif da bumpass hounds in dat movie.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Mum is still not sure how you manage with so many dogs and cats but I think it's great!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

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