Adventures in Critter-sitting
Two cats, two turtles, two dogs. When did I become Dr. Doolittle? I actually took a day off from work to make sure that all the critters wouldn't be at each other's throats. My sister and her family decided to take a trip to Williamsburg, VA and asked me to watch their turtles and dog for the weekend. Which normally wouldn't be a problem. Their dog gets along with my dog. The turtles require only a little more attention than plants. It's the dog/cat relationship that gets sketchy.
Their dog, Luke, has never been in the same house with a cat--much less two. So far he's been okay, but you can't rely on even temperament or good training once instinct kicks in. There's always that inner drive which pushes animals (and people) to action.
In any case I love animals. So hopefully they'll be able to relax together until my sister gets back. Plus who can resist those faces?