When I was pregnant with Rory we were very worried about how Willow (our cat) would handle having a baby in the house. When we took her to the vet for her annual check up we asked what we could expect. The vet told us that Willow will not consider the baby either human or feline. She will not consider the baby prey or a friend.
I kind of didn't believe her. Knowing my cat I though that she would be pouncing on the little kicking legs, jumping in the crib and hissing when the baby cries. But the vet was right, from the time we brought Rory home Willow pretty much ignored her. Every once in a while Willow would walk up to Rory and smell her head and then walk away. But she never marked her and didn't really pay that much attention to her. Rory of course didn't pay attention to Willow either.
So in the past couple weeks it has been really cool to see the two of them start to interact. Its not much but Rory definitley sees Willow across the room and looks at her. If we put Willow within reach, Rory will pet her fur and seems to like it. Willow also seems to be coming around, she looks right at Rory and seems more interested in her.
Its really fun to watch them warm up to each other. I think they are going to be great friends! Even though Rory will be grabbing her tail and fur in no time!
Today they were both laying on their sides looking at each other and I noticed that Rory was wearing polka dots and Willow was wearing stripes. How cute!