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Old 12-24-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I would have only one or maybe two cats & only foster one dog at a time. I want to make sure I can give each pet my attention. The last cat that owned me demanded a lot of time and affection. He was such a wonderful cat.
Make absolute sure never to foster a terrier breed (esp at JRT) if you want to wake up to alive cats in the morning.
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Make absolute sure never to foster a terrier breed (esp at JRT) if you want to wake up to alive cats in the morning.
Yikes! I will certainly take that into consideration!
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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It's said that some of us have a dog/cat-shaped place in our hearts. I adopt senior dogs so there is a lot of turnover but I wouldn't want to have missed knowing them just because I have to lose them.
Bless you!
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Make absolute sure never to foster a terrier breed (esp at JRT) if you want to wake up to alive cats in the morning.
We had scottish terriers and Siamese cats while I was growing up. They got along well together. Maybe a rescue wouldn't have been around a cat??
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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My daughter had a JRT and cats at same time in same home. Seemed to work out OK.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I've normally gotten rescue animals, the exception being my last cat who was a barn cat. He practically climbed up my body to get to me. He was so like a human child. Will miss him forever.

Actually, every pet I've gotten has been from the Humane society, except for him.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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I think I'm on speed dial for more than a few animal control officers and rescue people. At five dogs, my house is (about) full, although I've had more in the past. With seniors, there is a lot of attrition, and it seems to run in bunches.
I just got a 10-year-old Sheltie- a pedigree! who is severely pigeon-toed- just adorable- and an 11-year-old mini-Aussie he was raised with. Very sweet dogs.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I think I'm on speed dial for more than a few animal control officers and rescue people. At five dogs, my house is (about) full, although I've had more in the past. With seniors, there is a lot of attrition, and it seems to run in bunches.
I just got a 10-year-old Sheltie- a pedigree! who is severely pigeon-toed- just adorable- and an 11-year-old mini-Aussie he was raised with. Very sweet dogs.

Good for you,! Thank you for taking care of our furry friends.
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Old 12-25-2015, 04:11 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I agree. We had two very personable, entertaining, cats. One lived for 18 years and passed away 2 years ago in December 15, 2013, the other lived 20 years and passed 1 1/2 weeks ago (December 13th, 2015). What a difference home feels like. I miss her and it's not the same. They sure make home feel like a home. It is hard to explain to non animal people.
From one cat lover to another so very sorry about the recent loss of your beloved cat. Just wanted to pass on a lovely book about a remarkable cat you may enjoy written by a doctor that I work with.

Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D.: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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My West Highland Terrier is perfectly fine with cats. He plays regularly with the neighbor cat until they both come for a drink at his bowl. Then they often lay on the deck side by side for a nap. He greets the cat at his groomer happily, and she often leaves him out to play after he's groomed. Now if you're a mouse that is a whole 'nother story!
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