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Dorothy
26-05-2012, 10:59 PM
I just can't decide if I want a puppy :woof:or a kitten :kitty: :unsure:

Puppies need so much training; there's the chewing on things, housebreaking, not digging in the yard.....etc. etc.

Kittens need training too; litterbox training, not using my solid oak tables as scratching posts, not going on the kitchen table.........etc. etc.

Maybe as a friend suggested, I should just get one of each :yes: Of course I will have to move in with said friend since Bob will probably have my head if I get both of them, but hey what are friends for anyway :wiggle:

So tell me what you guys think :D

foreverducky
26-05-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm a dog lover all the way...but I think that's obvious. :D
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Johnie
26-05-2012, 11:19 PM
I love dogs and cats. Cats, in general, require much less work than dogs. And every kitten I've ever had has almost intuitively known to use the litter box.

I'm working on stealing the duck that lives next door :-)

Dorothy
27-05-2012, 01:22 AM
I just watched a show about different types of cats and now do I not only want a kitten, but I think I might want a pair of them. My husband is so gonna...............well you know :sigh:

Johnie
27-05-2012, 01:25 AM
Well if you want cats to get along with others it is usually wise to have a couple at a time. Also they won't drive Diesel insane if there are two of them.

Tink
27-05-2012, 03:27 AM
You know my thoughts on the matter. :D :D :D :D

keith
27-05-2012, 03:55 AM
I think someone once said, "A puppy craves an owner, a kitten just assumes it IS the owner"

My grandmother had kittens and as much as I loved playing with them and can see the intelligence there, I always felt there was a part of them that was saying stupid human, if you only knew what I did and where I went to when you were asleep.

Other relatives have had puppies and I've always felt more aligned with them. There's a lot more love there IMHO

Johnie
27-05-2012, 04:58 AM
Truly depends on the cat. I've had cats who think they are dogs. I've got two that absolutely love people and crave attention all of the time. The others not so much.

There is a joke about locking your dog and your spouse in the car trunk for an hour. Open it back up and find out who is really happy to see you. Dogs make you feel loved and missed that's for sure!

foreverducky
27-05-2012, 10:30 AM
I guess I think I want a companion and not a roommate.

That being said, I've seen some of the show Too Cute! on the animal planet channel when they showed cats and well they were too cute!

Britchick
27-05-2012, 10:54 AM
well i think you'll know what my preference would be but i would say that if you're in any doubt don't get a dog, they are so much more of a responsibility.

Dawn
27-05-2012, 11:15 AM
get a rescue dog - a lot of that housetraining stuff has already been done.:thumbsup:

catrancher
27-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Just be careful. Sometimes, you never know what you're actually getting:


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Tom (:macwave:... but we love our critters!)

Dorothy
27-05-2012, 03:40 PM
get a rescue dog - a lot of that housetraining stuff has already been done.:thumbsup:

I wouldn't get a puppy/kitten from anywhere else hun :yes:

Honestly, our biggest concern is that Diesel (our lab) was badly abused and is afraid of most adult dogs. We're thinking that a puppy/baby might be easier for him to adjust to.

On the other hand Diesel loves my daughters 2 cats when they are here if the kids go out of town or like last weekend when we babysat Zach and he decided that the kitties wanted to spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa :lol:

I wish Diesel could talk and tell us which one HE wants :lol:

josh.p.
27-05-2012, 05:19 PM
I wouldn't get a puppy/kitten from anywhere else hun :yes:

Honestly, our biggest concern is that Diesel (our lab) was badly abused and is afraid of most adult dogs. We're thinking that a puppy/baby might be easier for him to adjust to.

On the other hand Diesel loves my daughters 2 cats when they are here if the kids go out of town or like last weekend when we babysat Zach and he decided that the kitties wanted to spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa :lol:

I wish Diesel could talk and tell us which one HE wants :lol:
If you already have a male dog that is a bit timid, I definitely wouldn't get a female dog. If a female dog has a fight they tend never ever to 'settle' the argument where as males can fight and then get on afterwards. At least in my experience anyway.

I know you already have a dog, but do keep in mind the amount of care puppies require. They are 24/7. Worse than babies in some ways. I would also definitely crate train him if you have an adult dog that isn't the most settled around other dogs. That way they can both have space.

keith
27-05-2012, 05:22 PM
If a female has a fight they tend never ever to 'settle' the argument where as males can fight and then get on afterwards.

So want to make sarcy comment.
FAR too chicken to do so.
I'll just be over there giggling in the corner :D

Dawn
27-05-2012, 06:07 PM
:happybounce:

Tink
27-05-2012, 10:15 PM
:unimpressed:And see to it you stay there, Mister.

keith
27-05-2012, 10:22 PM
:unimpressed:And see to it you stay there, Mister.

yes ma'am :unsure:

Wendy
27-05-2012, 10:30 PM
So want to make sarcy comment.
FAR too chicken to do so.
I'll just be over there giggling in the corner :D

I don't know what you're talking about :slap: :lol:

foreverducky
27-05-2012, 10:56 PM
Josh was talking about animals right?!

Johnie
27-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Lol sure sounds like humans too!

josh.p.
28-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Josh was talking about animals right?!

Yes and no haha