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Old 11-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Should i get the dog.

We were not even looking for a dog but a border collie caught my eye. He is 4 years old and the pound said he is a very good dog. I seen him on Saturday and I can't stop thinking about him. We have a cat and the lady at the pound said he is afraid of cats. But I am not to worried about that. What would you do. I have never had a dog before.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I'm sure the pound has cats also. Why not see how the dog reacts with a cat around. Otherwise I say go for it.
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Go back and visit him. Then think it over and you should have your answer. Got any names picked out yet?

You might be able to bring your cat and see how he will react. Of course it might take a little time to get comfortable but both animals need to feel safe.

Not all cats are the same. Different breeds of cats will behave differently.
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Go get the dog & post a picture.
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I seen him on Saturday and I can't stop thinking about him.
You're hooked. Go ahead and welcome your newest member of the family. Life's too short, and you would regret it if you don't pick him up

Post some pics of him when you get time.

The last two dogs we got, came from the pound (including our current 12 year Bassett mix who we've had for 10 years now) and are/were the best dogs we ever had.
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I'm sure the pound has cats also. Why not see how the dog reacts with a cat around. Otherwise I say go for it.
They did see and he was afraid of them
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Go back and visit him. Then think it over and you should have your answer. Got any names picked out yet?

You might be able to bring your cat and see how he will react. Of course it might take a little time to get comfortable but both animals need to feel safe.

Not all cats are the same. Different breeds of cats will behave differently.
His name is ripley he had a name tag when they found him.
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This kind of dog is a very active breed. They need to work or they get bored and then you have behavioral problems. So if you have room for him to run and are active enough to play with him, then go for it. Don't expect this kind of dog can be cooped up in an RV all day and/or be a lap dog.

If they said he is afraid of cats, then they had a good reason to make that statement and you should consider that you will have issues. I think you should either get the dog and lose the cat, or not get the dog and keep the cat, but not both.
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Just realize that a dog is a lot more "work" than a cat. But IMO they are a lot more rewarding too. There is the "hair in the house" factor too.

Good luck. Let us know what you do.
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