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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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...soo..recently my cat has become evil. So evil in fact that I really don't like him very much. He's broken really pretty glass bowls by pushing them off the counters..as well as a vase, attacked my nephew and now my neighbor (biting her leg because she was holding her 1 year old son) and chews on anything and everything plastic. Basically he hates kids and there's kids around so I can't keep him is sort of the final straw. I don't want the safety of my friends and their children risked because of my cat's psychoticness. ..so back he goes to the SPCA..

Which leaves me in a bit of a conundrom; Capote still needs a playmate while I'm off at work and the cat has been a good solution for that. So I've been looking about for another dog and I 'think' I may have found another havanese. Right now she lives in oklahoma. She's with a rescue organization that found her on the side of the road with a couple litter mates. She's 6 or 7 months old and a lil wary of people right now because of her background but the foster family says she's starting to come along. I think she'd make a good replacement for Sinatra and I've wanted an excuse to get another dog for a while..lol. She's a lil wonky looking right now because when she was found she was matted and she had to be shaved down...and they left her head in a lion cut sort of..(which I hate..either keep it or take it all off..) so she'll need a bit of TLC.. But I think Capote will be happy to get another running mate!

A lil advice from those with two dogs?? I'm at work quite a bit and Capote has adjusted well to me being gone. He stays in my kitchen which is a decent size and so would the new dog. Do you think two dogs in one tiled space is too much? Would they be ok? Also, how hard is it to potty train an older dog (6-7 months)? I got capote as a puppy so everything he knew I trained him for..which seemed to work for me. I know it'll be some work but Capote has turned out to be less maintenance than my cat; I'm hoping another one added in won't be too much.

I attached pictures of my wonky girl as well.. we'll do before and afters later.











Also...names. Right now she's named 'maggie' ...which...would HAVE to go.. I try to stick to movie stars names for my pets...and usually the last names of the star...ie capote and sinatra. But as she's a girl it's harder to find ones that are still feminine.. Any thoughts??
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Sorry I can't advocate "pet replacement." Do you think your cat might be sick? I've heard that many times a cat that changes his behavior is hurting/ill and has no other signs than mood change/aggression.
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I am sorry your cat has become a brat. I think 2 dogs in the kitchen area would work fine.

As far as names, how about Taylor? or Monroe?
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...Do you think two dogs in one tiled space is too much? Would they be ok? Also, how hard is it to potty train an older dog (6-7 months)?...I know it'll be some work..

Also...names. Right now she's named 'maggie' ...which...would HAVE to go.. I try to stick to movie stars names for my pets...and usually the last names of the star...ie capote and sinatra. But as she's a girl it's harder to find ones that are still feminine..Any thoughts??
First...names: Garbo, Grable, Bacall, Kelly, Tierney, Weld, Bisset, Charisse, Jolie...to name a few.

Potty training: Yes, it'll be work, just like training Capote. The good thing is she should be able to hold it longer than Capote did in the beginning because of her age. Be consistent and she'll catch on quickly. Especially with Capote to show her.

I'm sorry to hear your cat didn't work out. This little girl is adorable, though!

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Sorry I can't advocate "pet replacement." Do you think your cat might be sick? I've heard that many times a cat that changes his behavior is hurting/ill and has no other signs than mood change/aggression.

In no way am I advocating 'pet replacement'..by any means. I've had my cat for 2 years; he came from the SPCA before that so I'm not sure what his past was before then..but he's NEVER liked children..I've always had to put him in a room if a child comes over...save he's never gone so far as to attack someone and physically injure them..mostly because I've been there as a buffer. My neighbor came in as a favor to me while I was away so I couldn't protect her when he attacked. He kept trying to attack her even as she pushed chairs between them to get him to stop and had to throw him against the wall when he launched himself at her baby. I didn't believe her until I came home and all my chairs were awry and when he was launching himself at her son the other day while he was in my back yard. Luckily there was a glass window between them or he probably would have hurt Mason..and he's only 4..he wouldn't be able to protect himself.

The fact of the matter is is that Sinatra needs a home where there are no children and won't be any children around. He is quite loving in those environments and a cuddler. But I'm not willing to risk the safety of my neighbors children or any other children for my cat; he has to go. The only reason why I haven't done this sooner is for Capote; he'd be so lonely.. hense why I want another pet. I've wanted another havanese for a while but now I have good reason to get one; that and I found a doll.
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I am sorry your cat has become a brat. I think 2 dogs in the kitchen area would work fine.

As far as names, how about Taylor? or Monroe?

I was thinking Taylor..she's got dark hair like Elizabeth Taylor. Monroe I liked because Truman Capote was great friends with Marilyn Monroe and wanted her for the part in Breakfast at Tiffany's originally. But she's a blonde and I can't possibly insult maggie like that.. lol.. ...Taylor is the top of the list right now. Her namesake was classy, famous, and an old school movie star..
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First...names: Garbo, Grable, Bacall, Kelly, Tierney, Weld, Bisset, Charisse, Jolie...to name a few.

Potty training: Yes, it'll be work, just like training Capote. The good thing is she should be able to hold it longer than Capote did in the beginning because of her age. Be consistent and she'll catch on quickly. Especially with Capote to show her.

I'm sorry to hear your cat didn't work out. This little girl is adorable, though!

...ooo...who's Tierney??
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How about

Bacall
Bergman
Harlow
Loren

She is a cutie!


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Mindy, I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Unfortunately he'll probably be put down when you take him in if they know he's prone to biting. Safety does come first though but it makes me sad.

The dog is very cute.

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