I first had an awesome tortie, that I adopted at six weeks from a shelter. For ten years she lived with me then I adopted a five year old Schnauser. The dog drove the cat away from her food until one day the cat had enough and beat the crap out of the dog. I am talking about beard hair in her claws, and a pup with a split lip and nostril. The dog required stitches. After that day when ever the cat approached the dog, the dog froze, and would not make eye contact with the cat. In the mean time I got a rot/golden puppy mix dog. Cat gave him a beating as a pup when he dared to get too close to her. As a result he learned to give the cat wide berth. This awesome cat died last year when she was 13 years old, and I trully miss her spunk. My children keep asking me when we will get a new cat, and my daughter has a specific 7 week old kitten she's chosen from a neighbors litter. I have dogs that have dealt with cats, but I am hinky about how or if I should introduce a kitten into the mix. Schnausers are tenacious, and I don't know if I should get a kitten, or just adopt a full grown cat....with claws.
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5/10/07 at 8:41pm