Flossie likes the cats, and often tries to get them to play.
Once she learns that they don't appreciate being offered her heavy rubber toys and rather revolting old bones, she'll get on better.
Scooter seems to like dogs. I predicted that he would be the first cat to crack and befriend Flossie. He was already attached to Tosca, sometimes knocking her off balance in greeting her with his enthusiastic head-butting. He's a sturdy chap, Scooter.
He's been rather more careful with Flossie - understandable, given her size. But delicate, fleeting nose-touching is now frequent.
It's hard to capture on camera; there's rather too much of this, the just-missed shot:
but occasionally, there's this:
and I feel ridiculously pleased.
I'd feel even better if Scooter would - just once! - greet me with delight. But I know my place; the lowly provider of food. No nose-touching for the likes of me.... Perhaps my nose is just too dry.