|Barked: Mon Oct 6, '08 1:15pm PST |
|Argh, Windy, I'd hate to see my poor Taz in pieces!!
Now that we have two sibe puppies, a Chihuahua and one cat, so far I can say that things have been -- okay. At first, Cooper thought Taz (the cat) would be a good playmate, but when he found out Taz never felt like playing (he's 15), Cooper then harassed Taz by chasing him, trying to play bite like he does with Summer -- a lot. To the point where Taz hid in the computer room for quite a number of weeks. When Taz finally came around, he was afraid to move when he saw Cooper for fear that he'd be chased. Now, he's ok. In fact, Taz and Cooper will eat yogurt out of the same bowl at the same time with absolutely no conflict.
Summer, on the other hand slept with Taz in Cooper's crate the first day we had her home. She's inquisitive, and has now started barking at Taz, and tries to clean Taz, but that is the extent of it.
I understand that if you introduce puppies at a young enough age to cats, and hold the cat to you to show that they are dear to you as well, there "usually" isn't a problem. But then, you've got cases like Windy described.
I don't leave the cat unattended with the dogs, unless they are all snoozing (Taz and Cooper will sleep nose to nose sometimes now). I knew it was a risk to have a Husky and a cat, but figured if it didn't work out, I'd keep the cat upstairs and the dogs downstairs.
Hope that helps a little bit.
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