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post #1 of 9
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Hi,I am new to the forum, I have a persian thats about 4 years old
Shes soooooooo cute. Anyways, back to the topic, here are my question:

1) Whenever my wife and I comes home from work everyday she would lean on the floor and start turning/flipping from left to right then right to left... what does that mean?

2) How can I have her get used to playing with other cats and dogs, my mom has 3 yorkies upstairs. My cat does not get alone with ANY kittens and dogs. Should I still let them play together? She has almost gotten into a fight with another cat in the past.. then I was scared to try again.

THANKS!

-David
post #2 of 9
On the first one, that just means, "Hi, I'm glad your home, pet me and feed me and pay attention to me!" Some experts say that lying down and exposing the stomach is a submissive gesture welcoming an equal or a superior.
post #3 of 9
Yep, number one means she's really happy to see you.

Number two is a harder question to answer. Generally, cats can get along with other animals they live with on a full-time basis though not necessarily right away. Because their territory is everything to them, cats often don't like other animals to "visit," even if they see them regularly. If you're thinking of introducing another cat to your home, chances are good that by following the suggestions on this thread or other web sites that your cats will be able to get along. If you just want her to play with your mom's 3 yorkies from time to time, it's probably not going to work and it will just stress her out.
post #4 of 9
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haha so happy to know that shes happy to see us..

Can I just leave my cat with those dogs? I am pretty sure that she will get into a fight with them.. Is it okay?
post #5 of 9
Well if you think they'll fight, then it's not ok at all! Yorkies are tiny, and not necessarily a match for cat claws and agility, but they do have bigger teeth, so use common sense and don't leave them together if you're not around. Sometimes larger, more laid back dogs make better friends, but Yorkies can be nervous and snap if provoked, plus the cat could scratch their eyes out in a split second.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Larke View Post
Well if you think they'll fight, then it's not ok at all! Yorkies are tiny, and not necessarily a match for cat claws and agility, but they do have bigger teeth, so use common sense and don't leave them together if you're not around. Sometimes larger, more laid back dogs make better friends, but Yorkies can be nervous and snap if provoked, plus the cat could scratch their eyes out in a split second.
yup thats what I am scared of... oh man this sucks :P
post #7 of 9
I don't recommend leaving the cat and dogs together without supervision - Yorkies can be hyper, very active little yappy dogs, and that can fray even a calm cat's nerves. Best not to push your limits.
post #8 of 9
Cats can get to love other animals.
My friend had a feral cat who was best friends with her German Shepard. You would see them in the twilight walking home together with her gently guiding the big blind boy home.
I would just let the cat enjoy her space. I am not sure yorkies would be a cats first choice of playmate.
I would research this first.
post #9 of 9
I agree that cats and dogs can LEARN to tolerate each other (if they are not living together on a full-time basis, that is). My husband's family cat, Spike (who just died two weeks ago at the ripe old age of 19!) used to run and hide whenever Roly - my father-in-law's girlfriend's hyper-active dog - would come to the house. He didn't live there, but spent a few nights a week there. Anyway, this was going on for three or four years and then one day, Spike just got used to him. We joke that he got sick of giving up his territory to a dog. Once he got used to Roly, he got used to ALL dogs. It was pretty amazing. Roly and Spike were never best friends or anything, but they were fine with each other. Toleration is key - they are probably not going to be super close, so just make sure you are there with them when they do meet until they get used to each other.
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