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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten for a playmate???

i would love to get another hav but still training kodak (only 15 weeks old)...i was wondering about getting a cat for a playmate for him while im at work? what do y'all think? what breed would be good for a hav that likes to play?
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YES, they will love each other!

I had 3 year-old cat Bruin when Henry came into the household. Bruin was very patient with him when Henry was a young'n and now they are the best of buddies.
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Maybe you can find a kitten in a shelter???
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My cat, Nitro, was about 5 when I brought home Tucker. She wasn't crazy about him at first, but just kept out of his way. Now she plays with him, taunts him, and helps a lot to keep him company, although you'd never hear her say that! When they wrestle it sounds like she's being torn from limb to limb, but she eggs him on. She also is the "top dog" around here, being the elder. She drinks first, gets first pick of places to nap, samples his food when she wants... I'm glad to have her to help give him company.

Getting a kitten or young cat will probably mean that they are much better pals.

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I don't know if havs just love cats or what but my neighbors have cats and my Zoe loves them...they are not as crazy about her but they are really coming around...today the cat actually approached her first. Wish I could show a pic because it is really cute
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oh i'd def adopt a cat from a shelter...good to see that your havs get along with cats...my parents has a old cat (15 yrs old)-Kodak wanted to play but Mr. Lazy their cat hissed at him haha...ive always liked cats...i think kodak will like having someone to play with
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Todd and my Ragdoll Tucker are best friends. Tucker was almost two years old when we brought Todd home but within a week they were wrestling and taking turns playing chase/tackle/RLH around the house.
My other cat Diesel is a persian mix and he tolerates Todd chewing on his ears (Todd's favorite activity) but doesn't really engage him in play.
I think that any breed or a shelter cat/kitten would be a great choice.
Taking the time to find a shelter or rescue that will work with you in finding a cat with the personality and temperment that you're looking for would make it less stressful.

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I think you could head over to a shelter. The folks there will recommend one of the kittens or even younger cats that would make a good pet in a puppy-home since they are able to determine temperment.

here's a fun video of Henry & Bruin when Henry was 15 weeks or so.
It's my first attempt at posting on youtube and is still dark, but I have to say, the cat was the best babysitter!

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I would hold out and get another Havanese when you are ready! There is nothing like two Neezers wrestling and running around the house.... well maybe there is, 3!!!!

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Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
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You all know that Gryff has some issues with other dogs - big coward that he is. However, he seems to love cats. Maybe he doesn't know how sharp their claws are.

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