I’ve been watching these two the past few months as they slowly learn to accept one another. Benji is persistent in pursuing his older brother; as fearless and bold as youth can be. Tiger is tolerant to a point and remains gentle even when tested again and again. Though twice the size of Benji, he will flee rather than fight. It hasn’t been easy and the camaraderie and brotherhood we had hoped for remains elusive.
But here they are sleeping peacefully side by side giving us the promise of future possibilities. For now, we will take it.
It sounds like a case of co-dominance–in which case they will probably quit trying to establish hierarchy and eventually settle down and just be brothers.
We can hope!
Introducing cats always seems difficult, but lovely to see your boys tolerating each other. 😊
Sometimes they get along better than others. Benji is still young and I’m hoping he will eventually get tired of annoying Tiger. Thanks for your comment. 🙂
I have rarely known cats to settle with a newcomer. The best you can hope for is some grudging mutual respect. You seem to have managed that, and at least they are not fighting.
Best wishes, Pete.
I had hoped for more but this may be all we get.. Oh well. It may have to do ..we are still happy we got Benji. He is so much fun! Too bad Tiger doesnt see it that way! thanks. 🙂