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    My oldest daughter is moving out of her house and doesn't want to move back home, something about needing privacy . Anyway, until she finds a permanent place I think she's planning on just staying with different friends here and there. She has a new little kitty cat that she wants to bring here until she finds some place to live so she can have him back home.

    My concern is my boys have never been around cats and I don't know how they are going to react to having one live in their house. I don't want them to hurt him but I don't know how I can introduce them to each other. I haven't had cats in years so I'm a little rusty and I've never had bulldogs and cats together, only a westie and labs. I'm sure I'm going to be crating the boys to calm them down or they will have heart attacks if the kitty hides behind things and they can't get to him periodically.

    Any help from my "extended family" would be really appreciated!
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    I have no advice here.... Banks does not like cats and just wants to eat them and Cheli sees them as a toy which the cat is not found of. Nitschke was TERRIFIED of cats... always ran (yes, ran) the other way
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I have no advice here.... Banks does not like cats and just wants to eat them and Cheli sees them as a toy which the cat is not found of. Nitschke was TERRIFIED of cats... always ran (yes, ran) the other way
    well, you're no help ! We used to have ferrets and when we would let the ferrets out Sebastian and Oliver would treat them like squeaky toys too!!! I'm sure it didn't help that the ferrets kind of looked like some of their toys. I'm hoping that since everyone, including the kitten, is still a baby, eventually they'll calm down and live in harmony. Remy is only 10.5 months old and the other two are 18.5 months old and the kitten is around 2-3 months.
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    Hummm, that ought to be a fun time. It may go better than you think, but then again........ Coarse you could keep the cat in a room by itself and it should be fine, cat's like to stay by themselves anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kim n the guys View Post
    well, you're no help ! We used to have ferrets and when we would let the ferrets out Sebastian and Oliver would treat them like squeaky toys too!!! I'm sure it didn't help that the ferrets kind of looked like some of their toys. I'm hoping that since everyone, including the kitten, is still a baby, eventually they'll calm down and live in harmony. Remy is only 10.5 months old and the other two are 18.5 months old and the kitten is around 2-3 months.
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    I have Jenna who is 3 and has livd with me about 4 months....we also have stripe a 5-6 yr old Tom cat...he's in and out...he has days where he walks right by Jenna...other days he's being a paranoid cat...jenna at first would chase him anytime she could...now not so much every now by no means do they cuddle but are learning to tolerate each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    all babies... you have a good chance they will be ok
    I'm hoping that the kitten comes in here with attitude and kicks all their !!!
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    If it was an adult cat, I would worry more about your bullies, haha. I'm not even joking. If I had a cat, I would much more worry about the cat hurting Lola, than the other way around. Cats just kinda know how to take care of themselves ... Dogs ... not so much.

    With a kitten it's probably a bit different, though ...

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    We cant help either...HRH thinks cats are something to be ignored, judging by her reaction to the ones she has seen at Petsmart. And I'm allergic to cat dander, so she won't ever be ignoring one at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    We cant help either...HRH thinks cats are something to be ignored, judging by her reaction to the ones she has seen at Petsmart. And I'm allergic to cat dander, so she won't ever be ignoring one at home.
    yeah well I didn't expect to ever having another one in my house either, but my daughter doesn't want to give him up. I'm hoping that after a couple of days of frantic kitten chasing things will calm down. My daughter says he wants to play all the time, so hopefully the dogs will play with him and not try to eat him!
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    Pan came nose to nose to a kitten once and when it hissed at him he jumped straight back... It was the funniest thing ever. He never tried to get it though... But he typically has a live let live attitude.

    Good luck, hopefully the can all coexist in harmony.
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    Im hereeeeeeee! Boy..have I introduced dogs to cats! I've mostly already had the cats..and brought in the full grown dogs who really wanted to eat my cats! What worked then was keeping dogs on a leash and letting cat just be themselves. Didn't take too long and the cats all lived!

    Now...in your case..I would first let cat be in one room. Let him/her feel comfortable behind closed doors. The dogs can smell him/her through the door and believe me..they will. Little by little I'd bring the cat out and hold him/her on my lap. Let dogs approach and gently smell. Put cat back in safe room and repeat as necessary. When you feel the cat is ready to explore the house..keep dogs under control and just let the cat be. if one of the dogs acts aggressive..correct their behavior. Little steps will be best. Being there are three of them don't let them feed off each others excitement. I brought Harry in and Jake was amazing with him. They are truly best buddies! Don't be afraid...they will be curious but soon it will be b.o.r.i.n.g..

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