we just got back home from picking up “montana”, the newest member of our family. she is an 11 month old red basset hound that was at looziana basset rescue society. she is absolutely gorgeous and gets along with all the human members of our family. the cats are a different story. everything is very tentative right now. montana and oreo, our youngest cat, will get close to each other and then pull back in growls or hisses or just outright fear. keebler, our oldest cat, is just doing his normal thing and completely ignoring montana, oreo, and everything else that goes on in the world.