A reasonable facsimile of the floor around the water dish
As you may recall, when Newdog first arrived, he tried very hard to get Reserve Cat to play with him, ignoring repeated rebuffs and going so far as to boop the cat (behavior not calculated to promote peace and domestic tranquility).
Poor Dribblechin, at eighteen months, is still very much a puppy and has been doing everything he can think of to lure Newdog into fun and games, including lying on his back and waving his paws in the air while chewing on the rope toy.
Alas, to no avail. Newdog is quite cool to any overtures, and when Dribblechin booped him this morning the reaction was decidedly unfriendly.
It’s only been four days and undoubtedly will work itself out. In the meantime, Reserve Cat is going walleyed trying to keep tabs on both of them.