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My dog has adopted a stray kitten.

post #1 of 18
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He has a kitten in his dog house and the kitten follows him around everywhere.
It is the funniest thing I have ever seen, a small calico kitten following an American pit bull terrier.
post #2 of 18
That's adorable!!! Do you have any pictures?
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jenny82 View Post
That's adorable!!! Do you have any pictures?
are u guys feeding the lil kitten ur doggys adopted ?? That is just too cute !!!
post #4 of 18
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He has a kitten in his dog house and the kitten follows him around everywhere.
It is the funniest thing I have ever seen, a small calico kitten following an American pit bull terrier.
Just remember to get the kitten vet checked and obviously spayed or neutered.

Katie
post #5 of 18
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The kitten will not let anything near it except the dog.
And the dog (Herculese) is posesive over the kitten, and verry protective of it, I think he's a male(kitten).
post #6 of 18
And he shouldnt not get only dog food (he surely ates it). It isnt not poisoning, but not adequate for cats as only food. Among other too little taurin (an aminoacid necessary for cats). If you cant afford cat-kitten food of decent quality, do give him for example raw meat. (if you are afraid for parasites, have the meat two days in refrigerator).

good luck with your new little friend, the dogs - and hopefully also yours.
post #7 of 18
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Yes I have some kitten chow set up in a bowl next to the dogs food bowl. Herculese stands over the kitten as it eats and wont eat untill after it eats. I have another, dog and she is a cat hater! but Herculese will not let my other dog near the kitten.
post #8 of 18
Hmmm, if the kitten is a calico, then it's most likely a female I hope that you can tame her soon, and that she continues to be protected by Hercules. If you can tame her, will you be keeping her?
I had a German Shep/Husky mix that helped me raise kittens. When I placed 2 of her first "litter", the dog became very protective of her remaining kittens, and I just couldn't bear to take them from her. Her "son" Cubby has outlived the dog by 4 years now; fortunately, my dad got a Wolf/Ger.Shep who is the spittin' image and personality of Tasha, and Cubby is convinced that Shiloh is his "mom" come back again. Shiloh is also very protective of her cats; they are allowed outside in the evening for supervised play in the fenced yard; if you're not family, don't dare approach if the cats are outside.
As for my other dog, Tasha, well, I am sure that she is happily on guard duty over RB, watching over our TCS cats who have passed.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
The kitten is not running away when I step out into my back yard anymore. So I eventualy will be able to instill confidence in humans to the kitten.
post #10 of 18
It is wellknown it is much easier to foster a semiferal cat if you have a homecat friendly with it. the semiferal simply follows example.

Not so wellknown is a friendly dog can make same fostering help. Yours dog is an excellent example of this.

thus Im confident you dont need to work much at all to get the kitty fostered and "tame".

Good proceeding!
post #11 of 18
That is such a sweet story......... You have a new kitten......
post #12 of 18
OMG that is sooooooooo cute Did Hercules ask you before he adopted a kitten?
post #13 of 18
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I have named the little kitten "Jr." he has now learned that I will not hurt him and has even started rubing against my leg when I go outside. The little calico kitten is a male, and I took them both to the vet to check out the kittens health. The Vet told me that the kitten is verry rare, and verry valuble! Wow, that was a surprise!
post #14 of 18
That's wonderful that you could get the kitten to the vet! Oh please please please try and get pictures for us!!
post #15 of 18
I don't know how "valuable" as such a male calico is, but it certainly is rare!! I believe male calicos are generally sterile (can't breed), but it's certainly worth getting him neutered still anyway.

That's so cool that Hercules has adopted little Junior! I hope they stay lifelong friends
post #16 of 18
That is so cool. Some cultures believe having a male calico show up in your life is a sign of good fortune to come. I would do everything in my power to protect it and give it love. Sounds like Hercules is taking care of that though.

Get us pictures please.
post #17 of 18
Yea! A new kitty for your Hercules! AS calicos are for the most part female yeah, I'd say hes rare, however, are you [planning on breeding him? It might be interesting to see if you introduced him at a later age to a pretty calico female...who knows as long as there are good homes for the kittens...who knows!

I believe in what Karmasmom says; you've been blessed wioth this one what a nice addition to your familyof felines (That includes you, Momcat!) Enjoy! Lorax.
post #18 of 18
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That's adorable!!!
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Do you have any pictures?
I second that motion!
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