While I am a little worried that she's not going to want to sleep in her own bed again when we get home, I have really enjoyed waking up to this sweet face while we've been in NC. And I have loved the extra snuggles and cute conversations when she first wakes up (before she gets cranky 🙄). I can't believe she's turning three in a couple of months!
When Rayma was sick earlier this week Rosco wanted to cuddled her all day... Is that not the cutest?!?!😍
But let me tell ya something, these two were not always so cute and snuggly together. When Rayma first arrived Rosco had a terrible time adjusting. He developed hot spots, lost a little bit of weight and quite frankly, straight up resented me to the point he wouldn’t come near me and only to my husband. It. Broke. My. Heart💔. He wasn’t the only one having a hard time though, I was having a very difficult time learning how to balance my needs, our cat, Lucy’s, needs and Rosco’s needs. Instead, I had put ALL my focus on Rayma. No wonder our animals (and myself) suffered the first year!😢 Once I began balancing out the attention by learning to replenish MY cup first, I had more to give to our dear animals. They both came around so quickly! I believe the best thing I did to help them build a relationship with Rayma was to include them in play time together, I let Rayma feed them treats and most importantly was to go on WALKS together!! After that, it was like a switch went off with him. He quickly learned how rough and gentle he had to be and enjoys playing with her!
If you’re having a difficult time getting your fur babies to adjust to the new human baby try to include them in activities that BOTH sides would enjoy. Playing tug of war/fetch together, including everyone in family hugs and snuggles, letting your child help with treats and food, and *most important* is to get out and go on walks together!
I love these two so dearly and seeing them HaPpY together is priceless!❤️❤️❤️