Kip, Karma and Icarus sleep on my bed. Although, Icarus, the cat, prefers to use Karma’s tail as his own personal flirt pole rather than sleeping.
When Kip first came to us, he preferred to sleep under the bed. It took some time using coaxing and treats to convince him that it was safe to sleep in the open. When puppy Karma earned the right to come onto the bed, I was sensitive to the fact that Kip likes his space. If others are too close, he retreats to the floor.
I brought treats with me to bed, ensuring that I quickly set some ground rules. “You lie down here and you lie down there.” Both were close to one another, but both had their assigned areas.
I had anticipated that Kip would be uneasy. Surprisingly, Karma snapped at Kip. “Back off – my space- my treats – my…
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