Carbo and Ortiz have 2 feline brothers, Spiro and Saki. Oddly enough, they share Ortiz's exact same blue color, but that certainly hasn't been enough to sprout brotherly love... Spiro (pictured) has always been the king, the ruler, the boss. Both kitties were raised with a big ole sloppy mastiff, Hans (RIP) so they really have no fear of dogs. I kinda wish they had just a wee-bit of fear! The picture below is of Spiro showing the Sunshine Boys that he could care less about them and their size.
First Spiro gave them the stare down then he set himself on his favorite spots and refused to look at them. He'd yawn and roll around as if he hadn't a care in the world. Carbo was curious and playful in his approach. Ortiz on the other hand was locked in a trance only interrupted by a shallow pant. I should mention that the boys were on leashes the entire time. I am no dummy!!
No one or nothing could break Ortiz's trance, not even food! We decided the best approach would be to house Spiro and Saki in our bedroom and begin kittie desensitization training daily.
We've made some slow and steady progress. I'm confident that one day, I will post a picture of all four of them napping together ;o)