Learning to live together…

April coming into our lives has been a huge change for all of us and it’s taken quite a bit of adjustment. Some people expressed their concerns that a Siamese and a Border Collie couldn’t live together, but all it takes is a little bit of patience. (My mum grew up with a cat and a border collie who loved each other.) I’m training April who’s boss and each week she matures at a surprising rate and she gets better and better. We can even relax together now in close proximity.

April and I in the cockpit

She still wants to play ALL the time but she’s generally much more polite about it now!

April and I together

We’re learning to live together and I’m proud of my little sister, she’s a great student!

Bisous, Bailey


  1. Gorgeous! And of course cats and border collies can live together, thy just both need to learn the rules of the other and respect them. It seems like that’s exactly what April is doing. -Ellie

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  2. We know, Bailey, that you and April will eventually be great friends. Taking it slow is the way to go. Cute photos of you two getting closer. Love to all from our brofur and sisfurs and our mom. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  3. Julie Worrall says:

    I had three cats and a border collie. The cats were boss, and used to cuddle up on the dog.


  4. There ya go Bailey! I knew you could do it! Heck, I had to whip Dakota into shape….now, we are the BEST of friends as you and April will soon be! Love, Cody

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  5. Just so long as she remembers who is the boss! You two look so precious together!

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  6. You always will be the boss, very big adjustment, for all, and don’t forget April is still a baby! Montyx

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  7. It does look like you two are pretty close together and nobody needs to get smacked with a kitty paw. Good job, A. You are learning well.

    Love and licks,

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  8. that’s great that you are getting along. My concern will be for the amount of real exercise that April will be able to get living on a sailboat. Border collies need to have lots of opportunity for exercise. But hey, that’s just my opinion

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    • Gina we live on land now most of the time and when we are on the boat April has LOTS of time ashore where she has lots of time to run around and play. My humans wanted an active dog, she’s not lacking in exercise don’t worry. =^.^=


  9. Good for you Bailey – you are a good teacher!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  10. mitzithedog says:

    As long as you don’t move too fast you should be OK. You don’t want to trigger her herding instinct and have her try to “herd” you back into place

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  11. Puppies just have way too much energy – sort of like giant, clumsy kittens! So I’m sure that as April grows up, she’ll calm down and be a nice pal.

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  12. mistletoeandhitch says:

    You’re a great teacher, Bailey!

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  13. Oh yes, April will mellow and calm as the days go by. glad your so good at training April! ❤️☀️

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  14. We’re glad things are going well between you and April. You’re right…it does take lots of patience. 🙂

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  15. We are sure you will prevail Bailey.
    You seem to have the patience 🙂
    You two will be besties soon and you both will agree you are the boss 😉
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  16. Bailey, you are a patient and wise mentor, and April is a willing student! Good job, dear fellow. Pat


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  17. Hey Bailey you’re doing well being patient and April is learning who is boss! You look like you are both keeping an eye on each other!

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  18. Good job in training April!!


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