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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Holy attack cats, Batman!

I've been kicking around the idea of a dog for a long LONG time and I'd just about talked myself into it. I'm a LOT more fit now and a walking/hiking buddy seemed like just the thing. I talked to a few rescues and found a wonderful prospect.

I had my home visit tonight and WOW, what a fiasco. I rushed home from work to tidy, run the vacuum, and clean the litterboxes. The woman was 30 minutes late (she got lost).

She brought her dog with her to see how my cats would reach....... MowMow of course hid, I expected that. I knew Shepherd Book would puff up and posture but I did NOT expect a full assault on that poor little dog. He went crazy!!
She finally put the poor dog in its crate for its own safety and Book went ballistic attacking the outside of the crate. When I tried to pick him up to lock him in the other room he redirected his aggression to me.

She took the dog out after I chased Book away with a water bottle and when she came back in alone he SEEMED calmer, until he started sniffing her and then he attacked her.

So, it looks like NO dog for me ...for the foreseeable future. He's STILL (hours later) circling where the crate was and growling....

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 11:35 PM
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Wow. Maybe it was just that one dog he didn't like? That's really extreme. What does he do when he sees dogs outside? Usually cats and dogs get on pretty well compared to cat intros. I guess if you got one it would have to be like a cat to cat introduction with only smelling them under the door first.


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Maybe it was just that one dog he didn't like?
I was wondering that too. Do you have a friend with a dog who could come for a visit, to see if he reacts the same way?

I hope that's all it is, so you can have a dog also.


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He jumped on my ex husband's dog when it used to visit, but he was a lot younger and smaller then. It was just funny and cute to see a little kitten mauling a big 80lb dog and it didn't hurt TJ 'cause Book was so little...... now that Book is closer to 12lbs it was scary.... and LOUD.

I thought he'd be defensive, but this was seriously crazy psycho catzilla behavior. Just a black mass of swinging claws and fangs.

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Our SWAT team could use an attack cat. Any chance of shipping him down here?

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We wanted a second cat, and got one from the vet. She had just had her kittens go to good homes and she was a very nice cat who seemed to really love me. Until she decided to start attacking the dog, there was little trouble. She was pretty tiny, and attacking a 75 pound Pit Bull mix is not a good move for long term survival, even as easygoing as he was. She kept going after him, hunting him like a lion hunts a larger animal. At first, he was scared and ran away, but she kept it up, and finally pushed him to the point he started getting angry, and one full power bite would have probably killed her. After I had to save her by diving in between them, he had finally reached the point he was going to retaliate, we took her back to the vet who found her a new home in one day.
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Holy attack cats, Batman!

I am sure it was not funny at the time.....I bet that lady wanted to run for the hills....lol Book sounds like a character and decided to lay down the law....great post...do you think it was that particular dog to be the problem or dogs in general?


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He jumped on my ex husband's dog when it used to visit, but he was a lot younger and smaller then. It was just funny and cute to see a little kitten mauling a big 80lb dog and it didn't hurt TJ 'cause Book was so little...... now that Book is closer to 12lbs it was scary.... and LOUD.

I thought he'd be defensive, but this was seriously crazy psycho catzilla behavior. Just a black mass of swinging claws and fangs.
I read this after my post.....makes it even funnier!!! Lol


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That's exactly what my cat did when my uncle brought their dog over, though he seemed perfectly fine when we rotated the dog and him between being let out and bedrooms. So long as he didn't see them, that does seem extreme.

Could it have something to do with when he was a kitten and a dog terrorized him or something? I dunno :/

It might make a difference if you bring a dog in and introduce it the same way you would a cat and cat, instead of just bringing in this strange animal and throwing it out there with no introduction.

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