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Old 07-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
An older cat might be good but a kitten will hang around the dog,sleeping with it and so on I would be worried an older cat would just ignore the dog.
Yeah, I thought about that too. Just like dogs and people, cats and kittens are all different too, so it would depend on the personalities of all involved. Also, when I said older, I meant a young adult, or even an older kitten--young enough to adapt well but old enough to be a little calm. Come to think of it though, a young kitten would probably be more likely to take right to the dog without being afraid.

Also, Claire was right about the reasons for getting another pet. If the second pet is just to keep the first one company, a second one should not be gotten. It has to be just as loved as the first one.


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Old 07-24-2007, 06:50 AM   #12
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From all of your posts, I can sure tell how much love you give your pets, cats or dogs. This sure makes me feel good to know all of you care for your precious ones. It is truly humbling to have all of you take the time to share your thoughts with me about my precious China. (Name grandma gave him when she got him. Even though I took the dog a short time later as she thought she would roll over him w/her wheelchair, the family said the name stays) So the dog is very special as, mom passed shortly after she gave the dog to me. Some kind of connection in my heart, I guess.

Each and every comment is so special to me. The loss of the pet is so personal. I had to take him to vet yesterday as I thought he was losing one of his teeth due to the smacking of his mouth so often. The vet said his mouth okay. I told him about the comment in the paper and he said this man formally was president of Humane Society of America. The vet felt his thoughts are really not how most vets feel. Said to form my own conclusion about giving up a pet. (I wish our vet was my doctor. So sincere and more important he allows you to think about what you want to say)

Thanks for all the personal opinions and advice. You all must relate. aunt dot I feel the same way. Just because someone has few limitations, don't turn out the lights. Woman in the office yesterday t old me she always gives her dogs away when they are six years old. I could hardly stand to talk to her after she said that. What if someone stopped talking to her at certain age? I guess I am odd but I put myself in others place.

Thanks once again and wish me luck in finding the ONE or Two or take them all!

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