Yesterday was the kittens' 5 month birthday. Mr. Black is almost as big as his mom at this point, but Mr. Blue is still kitten-sized at only about 2/3 the size of Mr. Black, if that. The runt of the litter. Here they are relaxing together:
And they've made friends -- or at least, come to an agreement -- with the dog. In face-to-face encounters, the kittens immediately arch and spit, but the dog now understands what this means, and the kittens seem to know they've got the upper paw. No more hiding under the couch when the dog is around:
It's a peaceful coexistence for the most part. The dog has figured out that in any conflict between dog and cat, she will lose. The cats have somehow made her forget all about that "1500 pounds of jaw pressure" thing. What ingenious and sneaky creatures!