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    Struggling With Play Time

    Yes, that is often the way they are. :/ Ahhhhh, yes. I thought it was for some reason rather than normal precaution. Whew, that is good. Yep, some dogs will while others just ignore. Just depends. That is sad. But someone will see that. I do too. My least gentile dog was also my smallest ever...
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    Struggling With Play Time

    I can imagine and he sounds fairly well behaved. At least he backed off. Why is the dog quarantined? Yes, that is understandable, some dogs will go crazy when a stranger comes around. :) I know the feeling................... Awwwwww. Yes some dogs will do that but it tends to be more gentile...
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    Cat intros at a standstill

    That sounds like a really good encounter. Tough to know about the video but what happens before and after tells us a lot. GREAT job distracting. Does seem like a lot of play. Overall, I say continued good signs. Well on the way to being intro'd. "K hissed at her for that, very quickly. T backed...
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    Struggling With Play Time

    Wow, excitement. I bet the dog was pretty!! Really? Wow. Dobbies are really sweet (typically). Yes, they can be wild......... I totally agree, I LOVE big dogs!!! True.... ;) Wow, very cool. I think you may be adding another one........ ;) Wow, I LOVE Zeus already!!!! Hahahahaha Awwwwwwww...
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    Introducing Cats - Logistics Questions.

    Great on the feeders. So great that she isn't having those issues. Have you feed smaller portions more often when possible? What change do you think is helping? I think they are going to be snuggles buddies as well. :D Especially with this wonderful update. I LOVE that she groomed him...
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    A Switch Flipped, Now My Cats Hate Each Other. What Can We Do?

    Thank you for the answers this is very insight and helpful. Ok, it sounds like it is fear driven and very territorial. Peeing/spraying/marking is a scream of insecurity saying "this is mine" stay away and stress driven. I would really like to keep them totally separated. No visual contact and...
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    Cat intros at a standstill

    "K and T are also your cats by proxy now." - Awwww, thanks, I LOVE them!! "Is this something I should be worrying about?" - I wouldn;t worry. Some cats are jsut really fascinated and as long as the cat using the box isn't bothered it isn't really something to worry about. What we will do when...
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    Took In Two 1 Yr Old Ferals

    I am so sorry to hear about your HVAC. Check to see if there was a warranty included in your purchase (sometimes the agent includes that on a purchase) or look into some other options. It is often tough to prove an owner knew of the problems but worth a look into it. Panda sounds like he is...
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    A Switch Flipped, Now My Cats Hate Each Other. What Can We Do?

    I am sorry to hear this. Where is the spraying happening? Is it by outside walls, windows, doors to the outside? Is it next to litter boxes? Or places where they fight or walk carefully by? When do you think it is happening? At night? After a fight? Etc. How are they walking around? Tall...
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    Cat intros at a standstill

    "Now that K is not immediately reacting with her version of aggression and is generally slowing things down when T is around, it is a lot easier to see what you mean about actively making positive associations and encounters, and building trust. Before, we didn't have much opportunity because K...
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    Introducing Cats - Logistics Questions.

    "I use large boxes with high sides and a lower entry area so it is easy for her to get in and out. I think the peeing over the top is most likely linked to her arthritis, it happens about once a week. She was doing it before it was diagnosed, but it was most likely already an issue. She is also...
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    Introducing Cats - Logistics Questions.

    "She was definitely eating too quickly (and too much, because Hooper is a less motivated eater and she will eat his portion if I don't pick it up) and one of those days it was probably ten hours between meals." - That makes sense. A slow feeder might help her. "I am thinking of scattering a few...
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    Introducing Cats - Logistics Questions.

    So great to hear. "Every morning Twyla trots up the stairs when I let Hooper out and she is very playful and active. Not bad for my mature, arthritic girl!" - WONDERFUL!!! Tells me they are doing well when you are gone. No cuddling yet.........................that you have seen. ;) Maybe a...
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    Struggling With Play Time

    :( Some are. Ughhhhhhhhhh He must jump the fence. :( I agree!! Dobbies have really good personalities as well. I love Huskies as well. Rotties I love. Ok, I LOVE all big dogs!!! Hahahahaha I think you will be able to get them to get along. You are very good at that. Hahahahaha. Oh my, I am 4...
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    Struggling With Play Time

    :( No, I know. I wish people were more responsible. But sometimes a dog just gets out or the leash breaks etc. I am surprised the police wouldn't help. :( Yes, animal control is not always available. Ughhhhhhhh Mine too. I just love them. I also just love all big dogs. Dobbies, Akitas, mixes...
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