Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Cat & Bulldog Question

  1. #1
    Dog Groomer KimDe's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kim
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    558
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fezzik
    Likes (Received)
    578

    Default Cat & Bulldog Question

    Is it wishful thinking to think that if I adopted an older cat that it would cuddle and sleep with my bully? I'm looking into alternative companions for him. I don't think we are ready for another dog, but a cat may be ok.

  2. #2
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,154
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11484

    Default Re: Cat & Bulldog Question

    I tagged a couple members with cats.... they can hopefully give some insight for you
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  3. #3
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,636
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2118

    Default Re: Cat & Bulldog Question

    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    Is it wishful thinking to think that if I adopted an older cat that it would cuddle and sleep with my bully? I'm looking into alternative companions for him. I don't think we are ready for another dog, but a cat may be ok.
    Hi, I don't know how much help I will be, since every cat and dog is different in their personalities, and you never can predict how a cat or dog will react to a new fur sibling. In our case, we got our cat Meeko a year before we bought the dogs. Our Jack Russell Oreo had died the year before, she was 14 years old and she had cancer. After she passed away, e weren't sure we were going to get another dog or not, and she had died in September, so I said let's wait until the following Spring and re visit it. In the mean time my friends cat had been hit by a car and died and she had 7 kittens, and we took one. We had never had a cat before, but thought they would be more independent than a dog. After the winter, I was missing having a dog around, and I had always wanted a EB, so we went to see Dozer, and I fell I love with him, but hubby couldn't leave his sister Blossom behind, so we bought both of them. Dozer and Blossom never had a problem with Meeko, they just wanted to play with her, but Meeko didn't want anything to do with them, she would run away when they came near her. She's a little better now, she will sleep beside their crates at night, or on top, and she sits beside them when they eat and waits until they are finished so she can lick out their bowls. She tolerates Dozer mor than Blossom, because he's much more laid back ( did I say lazy lol) than crazy legs Blossom who is in always in play mode.
    I would think you would have more success with a kitten rather than an older cat, unless that cat is used to being around dogs. You could also introduce them to each other in a neutral place before bringing home the new cat to see how they react and interact with each other.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  4. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
  5. #4
    The New Casper Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Marine91's Avatar
    Real Name
    Todd
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Blips and Chitz
    Posts
    8,479
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harlea
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2585

    Default Re: Cat & Bulldog Question

    It can be hit or miss. We have 4 cats and 3 of them don't have an issue with Harlea at all. Our oldest cat would hiss, growl and swat Harlea all the time even when she wasn't bothering him he would run across the room to get her. After almost 3 years he has finally realized that Harlea isn't going anywhere and is tolerating her now. So all in all I would have to say with and older cat it may be hit or miss so be ready for some hissing and swatting to take place.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

  6. Likes Vikinggirl liked this post

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •