The extra fluff and big head that Taz have make it hard to judge his size when he’s the focus of a picture, so for a little perspective, here’s a photo of Taz and Mini in the yard (along with the short kid’s feet). I would have gotten one of them closer together, but Mini’s not a puppy fan.
Keeping in mind that Mini is physically smaller than the cats, you can see Taz is even smaller. She weighs 11.5 pounds and yesterday he tipped the scales at a wee little 5 pounds.
So far the cats are, for the most part, ignoring him and being quite patient when he does get a chance to get in their faces. Mini’s afraid of him, and she won’t even touch her favorite fleece blanket now that Taz has cuddled on it. I don’t think we’ll have peace until Mini gets sick of it and gives him a good cuff upside the head.
Hope the adjustment period doesn’t take too long.